The Open Textbook Grant at NC State is a collaboration between the Libraries, DELTA, and Wolfpack Outfitters. NC State University has partnered with Rice University’s OpenStax as a new member of its Institutional Partner Program. OpenStax is the largest provider of no-cost Open Educational Resources (OER) in the U. S. The OpenStax Institutional Partner Program is for institutions ready to make an impact on campus by dedicating the necessary time and resources to work alongside faculty and utilize OER to drive student success, retention, and completion. OER course materials are available at no cost to faculty, and they allow you to adapt and redistribute the content with no or limited restrictions so that you can modify and disseminate the resources in ways that fit your and your student’s needs.
Apply for an Open Textbook Grant
The NC State Open Textbook Grants are a faculty incentive initiative encouraging the use of open textbooks while maintaining high quality course design and instruction. We invite proposals from individual faculty and departmental groups for projects to explore and adopt open textbooks. You can read the full Call for Proposals document here.
Review an Open Textbook
Find an open textbook that would be appropriate for your class or a class in your department and review it. Post your review on the Open Textbook Library.
Adapt/Adopt an Open Textbook
Redesign your course to incorporate an open textbook. The textbook can be adopted as-is or remixed (rearranged, edited, or combined with other materials) to better fit class topics and presentation order. The textbook must be the required textbook -OR- there must be no required textbook.
Choose open textbooks for three or more classes and adopt them as the assigned textbook for the classes by Fall 2020. This can include adapting open textbooks to better fit class topics and presentation order. The textbooks must be the required textbooks for each class -OR- there must be no required textbook for those classes. The successful application will include at least five faculty and at least three courses from the department.
You must apply using the online application form by March 22nd, 2020.
Do you want to know more about how open education can benefit you and your students? Do you want to learn how OER has been used by other faculty at NC State? Click here to find out more.