The final $8,000 remaining from the Board of Regents' funded Alternative Textbook Grant will be targeted for use by faculty teaching graduate classes. Because these classes are not covered by the Book Smart program, this provides an opportunity to save money for our graduate students.
Visit the OER Exploration Grant for Graduate Faculty form to learn more and apply (HINT: login to Google with your EKU credentials in order to access the form)
Application Deadline: January 20, 2023
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Explore OER-enabled pedagogy by participating in a Spring 2023 Professional Learning Community (PLC) led by librarian Kelly Smith and Dr. Erin Stevenson. Each approved applicant who attends the PLC will receive a grant of $500, whether or not OER exist for their class.
(2) Adopt OER. Each grantee who creates a zero cost course by adopting an OER or alternative resource (library resource, public domain, etc.) will receive an additional $500.
Required of Grantees
1. Professional Development
From 2020-2022, the EKU Board of Regents awarded $75,000 in Innovation Grant funding to support an Alternative Textbook Incentive Grant. Re-designing a course to use an existing an OER, adapting OER materials, and authoring new OER take a tremendous amount of work and commitment. Congratulations to the nineteen faculty who have led the way in this effort at EKU! And special thanks to Dr. Matthew Winslow and Dr. Jason Marion, who began using and advocating for adopting and teaching with OER before we offered the incentive grant, and to Dr. Ogechi Anyanwu and the faculty of the African and African American Studies program who wrote an original OER Textbook, From Slavery to Liberation: The African American Experience, with no extra funding.
|Name||Department||Course||Average Enrollment||Book Cost||Total Annual Savings||Level of Award|
|Gerald Nachtwey||English||ENG 311 - Early British Literature Survey||40||$88||$3,520||$5,000*|
|Dominique Bellon||Music||MUH 171 - Music Appreciation||1,110||$85||$94,350||$4,000|
|Michael Hartman||Computer Science||INF 511/711 - Principles of Game Design and Game Theory||15||n/a -||No decent textbook exists||$4,000|
|James Maples||Sociology||SOC 131 - Intro Sociology||140||$45||$6,300||$4,000|
|Stephanie Saulnier||Social Work||SWK 310W - Social Welfare Policy History||150||$130||$19,500||$4,000|
|Carl Root||Justice Studies||PLS-375 - Terrorism||150||$50||$7,500||$4,000|
|Kelly Ward||Social Work||SWK 830 - Practice II||35||$125||$4,475||$4,000|
|Erin Stevenson||Social Work||SWK 225 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I||160||$224||$35,840||$1,000|
|Kelly Ward||Social Work||SWK 815 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II||35||$119||$4,165||$1,000|
|Michael Fore||Accounting||ACC 440 - Legal Aspects of Accounting||50||$81||$4,050||$1,000|
|History||HIS 102 - American Civilization to 1877||60||$190||$11,400||$1,000|
|Brian Simpkins||Homeland Security||HLS 395W - Homeland Security Policy Analysis||65||$61||$3,965||$1,000|
|Qian Xiao||Management||MBA 841 - Driving Strategic Impact||25||$236||$5,900||$1,000|
|Weiling Zhuang||Marketing||MKT 457 - Experimental Design for Marketing||14||$65||$910||$1,000|
|Name||Department||Course||Ave. Enrollment||Book Cost||Total Annual Savings||Level of Award|
|Jill Parrott & Dominic Ashby||English/1st Year Writing||ENG101 - Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric||2,130||$78||$166,140||$5,000*|
|Lisa Day||Appalachian Studies||APP200 - Introduction to Appalachia||1,050||$75||$78,750||$5,000*|
|Ogechi Anyanwu & Lisa Day||African and African American Studies||AFA201 - The African Experience||
|David Stumbo||Safety and Security||OSH366 - Hazard Identification and Control||106||$65||$6,890||$4,000|
|Erin Stevenson||Social Work||SWK340 - Social Work Research 1||240||$84||$20,160||$1,000|
|James Maples||Sociology||SOC131 - Intro Sociology||180||$45||$8,100||$1,000|
|James Maples||Sociology||SOC395 - Sociology Research||30||$110||$3,300||$1,000|
|Ni Wang||Applied Engineering & Technology||AEM195 - Computer Aided Drafting||35||$134||$4,690||$1,000|
(1) Individual adoption or adaptation of existing OERs (including textbooks, free course content, and/or EKU Libraries’ licensed information resources). Each approved applicant will receive a grant of $1,000.
(2) Individual creation of new open course content in a format (PDF file, Web site, multimedia material, etc.) deemed most appropriate for pedagogical purposes: Each approved applicant will receive a grant of $4,000.
(3) Departmental adoption or adaption of OERs across multiple sections of a course. Preference given to introductory, undergraduate supporting courses, and General Education courses with high enrollments. The department will receive $5,000.
1. Professional Development
1. Training and professional development in the form of a PLC developed by EKU Libraries
2. Technical support and guidance provided by EKU Libraries
3. Financial award provided by EKU Regents
Questions about the Alternative Textbook Grant should be directed to Kelly Smith (kelly.smith2 at eku.edu).