Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 27,578
In 2015-16, a University-wide exploratory task force composed of members from the University Libraries, Computing & Information Technology (C&IT), and the Office for Teaching and Learning established the inaugural Open Textbook Adoption Award, funded by C&IT, to incentivize faculty adoption of quality open textbooks.
This award has been continued through 2017-18 by the Office of the Provost, C&IT, and the University Libraries.
A working group of librarians, informally called “Open Textbook Curators,” has been formed to continue the work of the task force to highlight open education and facilitate the adoption of OER on campus.
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:
Wayne State University encourages all instructors to consider adopting an Open Textbook for their course. An award of up to $1,000 to support the adoption of an Open Textbook may be granted. Other amounts may be considered for adoption for multi-sectioned courses.
Proposals will be awarded based upon:
All award recipients will be asked to share their experiences of open textbook adoption. Award recipients may be asked to provide class time for a student evaluation of the Open Textbook.
This award is funded by the Office of the Provost, Computing & Information Technology, and the University Libraries.
Duration: 05/2016 - Present
Program Webpage: https://library.wayne.edu/services/open-textbook/
Scope: OER (open course content)
Primary OER Strategy: OER Adoption
Secondary OER Strategies: OER Curation, OER Adaptation, OER Review/Assessment, OER Awareness
Unit Housing the Program:
Source of Program Funding:
Total Program Funding to Date: $ 5,000
Total Student Savings to Date: $ 30,000
Incentives Offered by the Program:
Conditions: Recipients are encouraged to openly license and freely share resources created or adapted
Total amount of incentive grants awarded to date: $ 4,000
Total number of incentive grants awarded to date: 4
Typical amount of each grant: $ 1,000
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