Call for Participants

Instructional academic staff considering adopting, modifying, or creating Open Educational Resources for Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 courses are invited to apply for funding and support through the OER Program on a rolling basis.

Through this program, we hope to replicate the positive outcomes other universities and colleges have realized like reduced time to graduation and student debt, increases in student learning outcome achievement, a reduction in equity gap indicators, and increased student retention.

While filling out the application, consider these levels to help you decide how much funding the OER Program Team should allocate toward your project: 

OER Levels
Level Description
Funding
Level 1 
An instructor or group of instructors explore and adopt an existing OER that requires little to no modification of the course design.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 5 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible.
$500
Level 2
An instructor or group of instructors adopt an existing OER that may require revision and course redesign OR an instructor or group of instructors who already use an OER develops supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 25 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$1500
Level 3
An instructor or group of instructors wholly create an OER used as the primary course resource, requiring substantial course redesign. The instructor or group of instructors develop supplementary instructional materials like test banks, presentation materials, formative activities, etc.
  • Applicants should expect to spend at least 40 hours modifying their course at this level. The OER Program team is available to provide assistance where possible. 
$3500


During the semester or year participants choose to work on their project, participants will: 

  • set project dates with their team; 
  • adopt, modify, and/or design OER;  
  • share a list of resources they’ve used in the past with the OER Program Team;  
  • earn their badge for the Designing Accessible Resources for Faculty and Staff course; 
  • provide their project team with a copy of their syllabus and learning outcomes;  
  • agree to a Creative Commons license of their choosing when modifying or creating OER;  
  • meet monthly with their project team, and on an as needed basis; 
  • provide the project team with course-level data after they teach the course using the OER;  
  • complete a post-project survey by the date they select at the beginning of the project. 



Email OER@uwgb.edu with questions or concerns.