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Connect OER

Open Education

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY, United States
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Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 12,820

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The University of Wyoming Libraries support an Open Textbook grant award program. For three years, grants have been awarded to professors for adoption, adaption, or creation of open textbooks and supplemental materials across the curriculum. Currently, these grants are estimated to save students over $24,000 each semester. The grant program is administered through our digital collections office with strong support from library and university administration.

Campus Details

Campus Entities Most Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Library Departments Active in Efforts Advancing OER:

Academic Subjects With Greatest OER Traction:

Mechanisms to Support OER Included in the Following:

OER Programs

Open Textbook Grant Program

Proposals intended to achieve one of the following will be considered:
Adoption of existing OER to replace the main textbook for a high enrollment course
Adaptation of pre-existing OER, including local, updated, or ancillary materials
Create and publish new OER from faculty-authored content
Awards of up to $1,500 will be given for proposals that implement adoption and/or adaptation of existing OER materials. Awards of up to $3,000 will be given for proposals supporting creation and publication of new OER materials to replace existing textbooks. Priority will be given to proposals that relate to high-enrollment undergraduate courses that currently require students to purchase a high-cost textbook.

Program Type:

Duration: 10/2017 - Present

Program Webpage:

Scope: OER (open course content)

Primary OER Strategy: OER Adoption

Secondary OER Strategies: OER Adaptation, OER Awareness, OER Curation, OER Pedagogy, OER Publication, OER Review/Assessment, OER Research

Unit Housing the Program:

Source of Program Funding:

Funding from Library Departments:

Total Program Funding to Date: $ 23,000

Incentives Offered by the Program:

Conditions: Recipients are required to openly license and freely share resources created or adapted

Total amount of incentive grants awarded to date: $ 23,000

Total number of incentive grants awarded to date: 9

Typical amount of each grant: $ 2,000

Point of Contact

Cassandra Kvenild
Associate Dean