SPARC Projects

Connect OER

Open Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA, United States
Official Website @UMassAmherst

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 28,635

  SPARC Member  

OER Webpage


UMass Amherst has been working on OER since 2011, when the library launched an Open Education Initiative, which provides incentive grants to faculty to pursue low-cost/free OER or library materials. The OEI is run out of the Scholarly Communication office of the library. However, the library partners with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, Academic Innovation, as well as individual administrators. In addition to the OEI, the Scholarly Communication office engages in educational efforts on campus to increase awareness around OER among faculty, administrators, and students.

Campus Details

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Point of Contact

Jeremy Smith
Digital Project Manager in Scholarly Communication