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University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, MO, United States
Official Website @umsl

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 17,072


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The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) is one University in the University of Missouri System which has embarked to address the rising cost of textbooks and other course materials with a system wide Affordable and Open Educational Resources (A&OER) Initiative. An A@OER taskforce has launched a grant program to provide funding to support faculty to incorporate lower cost materials into their courses. The grants are available for several different activities, including:

Specific details of the program, including grant categories, selection criteria, requirements and application information, can be found online. If you have further questions, please contact

Academic freedom includes the right of faculty members to choose the educational resources used in courses, and the UM System remains committed to ensuring academic freedom. The grant program simply seeks to support those faculty interested in utilizing more affordable or open educational resources in their courses.

The UM System Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) initiative works to enhance the use of affordable and open educational resources at the university. A&OER provide students immediate and unlimited access to course materials, enhance learning by providing up-to-date and interactive resources, and lead to greater retention and graduation. Additionally, they help to lower the cost of education.

A&OER also benefit faculty as they can easily tailor course materials to keep content relevant and up-to-date. To support faculty in transitioning to more affordable and open educational resources, the A&OER Taskforce, formed in 2017, has created a faculty-first grant funding programs for all UM System faculty who which to adopt or develop new A&OER course materials.

Campus Details

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OER Events

Pending review: OER Workshop 3/7/2018

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Pending review: OER Workshop 3/9/2018

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