UNCG University Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) Mini Grants
UNCG Open Education Resources (OER) Professional Development
*Open Educational Resources Updates from UNCG Libraries:
As of Fall 2021, OER Initiatives including the grant will be coordinated by Melody Lee Rood, the Student Success and Open Education Librarian. If you have any questions, ideas, or thoughts related to OER, please direct your communication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more information about Open Education at UNCG Libraries!
Want to learn more about OER at UNCG and how to search for and use OER?
OER Guide: includes introduction to OER, as well as OER by Subject, which includes repository recommentations by discipline.
OER Tutorials: interactive, online modules on finding, creating, and teaching with OER.
About UNCG OER Mini Grants
The Office of the Provost and the University Libraries join together to support faculty interested in providing their students with a less expensive yet educationally rewarding alternative to expensive commercial textbooks.
The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents. The UNCG Open Education “Mini-Grants” Initiative, encourages instructors to use open educational resources (OER) materials or low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves.
This year (2022), we are rolling out a different grant program similar to the traditional "mini-grants" but with more funding options. These grants will be under the title Textbook Affordability Program (TAP). Building off the success of the OER Mini Grants offered in the past, these new grant options provide funding to faculty who would like to replace a textbook or redesign a course using Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access articles, or library licensed materials, or build their own OER course materials.