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Open Education

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Official Website @IUPUI

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 30,690

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OER Webpage
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IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.

On campus, the University Library has been advocating for OERs through establishing campus partnerships, serving on committees that address the issues of students success and affordability, and providing workshops and consultations. In the spring of 2019, University Library launched the 1st annual IUPUI Open Educational Award (OER). The award and reception took place in spring of 2019. The OER award was designed to recognize faculty members on campus who are promoting, contributing to, and utilizing OERs in the classroom and beyond. Using OERs instead of traditional textbooks has a direct impact on the affordability of college, whereas the cost of traditional textbooks has been documented as a key barrier to student success at IUPUI. By creating this award, it brings awareness of OERs and helps incentivize the use of them by recognizing faculty efforts in this area of student success and learning.

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Point of Contact

Justin Kani
OER Liasion and Educational Services