The application period for the 2023 Open Education Curriculum Development Grant is now closed.
The Dean of the Faculty and the Ad Hoc OER Committee invite Colorado College tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and lecturers to apply for a grant to adopt or adapt Open Educational Resources for an upcoming course(s). Applicants need not have knowledge of or experience with using, adopting, or adapting OER. The library will provide experienced professionals to support faculty and instructors throughout the process.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use. Generally, this permission is granted by use of an open license (for example, Creative Commons licenses) which allows anyone to freely use, adapt and share the resource—anytime, anywhere. “Open” permissions are typically defined in terms of the “5R’s”: users are free to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute these educational materials.
These grants are intended to lower barriers to education by increasing access and lowering costs to students, advancing ADEI initiatives, promoting collaboration, and advancing Open Education at Colorado College.
These will be summer salary grants that funds the work of adopting, remixing, and adapting Open Educational Resources to eliminate existing costs to students through commercial textbooks and other course materials. The typical project should be completed and ready to be implemented in your 2023-24 course(s). Depending on the nature of the work, the largest projects of creation of OER do not need to be fully completed by the end of the summer, though substantial progress and a plan for completion will be expected.
Salary Grants: Types and Amounts
Grants will be offered and awarded at the following amounts, to support the following types of projects:
Requirements for the Grant
Grant proposals are submitted via an online application form, and those received by the deadline (4/28/2023) will be reviewed and selected based on the following criteria:
Selection emails will be sent May 2, 2023.
Apply Here: Open Education Curriculum Development Grant