WOU Faculty: get a stipend for creating an OER

Open Educational ResourcesThe WOU Textbook Affordability Initiative Steering Committee is providing a second round of funding for WOU instructors to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OERs) for their course(s). The goal of this program is to significantly reduce course materials and textbook costs for students, yet provide access to high-quality, pedagogically creative, open educational content for teaching, learning, and research.

All tenure track and non tenure track faculty are invited to apply for this competitive stipend, which is administered by the Textbook Affordability Committee and Hamersly Library & Academic Innovation. Funds ranging from $1000 to $4000 will be awarded based on the following characteristics:

  • Amount of student savings
  • Reusability by others at WOU 
  • Evidence of creative pedagogical methods
  • Feasibility of project

Applications are due by Nov 1, 2020. Apply here: https://wou.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byhrFEkgN5qugXb.

Learn more about OERs and the OER Stipend Program here: https://research.wou.edu/c.php?g=987793