The Michael Schwartz Library, Student Government Association, the Center for eLearning, and the Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning are sponsoring a Textbook Affordability Small Grant to help support faculty who are willing to adopt/adapt an open textbook for a class. Grant applications are due March 30, 2016.
Open Access Textbooks are helping to drive down the cost of higher education and helping students succeed in the classroom. A recent survey found that 63.6% of students surveyed could not afford to purchase a required text thus their classroom performance was negatively impacted. Another 45.1% have indicated that they often select courses based upon the cost of textbooks. The use of open access textbooks to replace high priced commercial textbooks is one way to help students both financially and academically.
If you want to learn more about Open Textbooks and possibly apply for one of the grants, attend Dr. Glenda Thornton’s presentation on Open Access Textbooks. Attendance will be helpful in applying for a grant, but it is not required.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in RT 325
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in RT 325
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in RT 502
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in RT 502
Call 216-875-9734 for more information.