OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program

In May 2017, the University OER Committee applied to and was accepted into the 2017-18 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program. OpenStax is a nonprofit organization based out of Rice University and is one of the leading providers of OER textbooks. Through the program, the committee received individualized guidance and support in order to build a strategic plan to help promote and encourage the use of OER on campus. Some of the activities made possible through this program are:

  • Presentations at college and department meetings
    • Learn@Lunch events about OER through the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
    • An OER half-day workshop featuring speakers from the statewide OER initiative
    • The first round of grants for faculty to adopt, adapt, or create their own OER

For more information on the partnership program visit OpenStax.