The Michael Schwartz Library, in collaboration with the Center for eLearning, Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CITDL), and the Center for Faculty Excellence, is once again 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 Thursday, October 31, 2019.
Open textbooks are full, real textbooks licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. Increasingly, faculty members all across the country are adopting open textbooks. Visit OpenStax.org to peruse high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks and decide if one of them is right for your course. A support team at CSU will help you adopt or adapt one of the books for your use.
Faculty: Save the Date--September 11, 2019. Learn about OpenStax Textbooks when Nicole Finkbeiner will be at CSU to provide an informational presentation about OpenStax Textbooks. Nicole is the Director of Institutional Relations for Rice University’s free textbook initiative, OpenStax, where she founded and runs the nationally-recognized Institutional Partner Program. She is a national keynote speaker on open education, equity, and access. Nicole also coaches colleges and universities to effectively encourage faculty adoptions of Open Educational Resources (OER) to promote student success and faculty academic freedom.
Call 216-875-9734 or contact your personal librarian for more information.
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