New Programs for Open Educational Resources
UNT Summer OER Grants
UNT Summer OER Grants is a new program from the UNT Libraries, Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research (CLEAR), and the Office of the Provost to support use of open educational resources in UNT courses. Grants will support UNT faculty who adopt or adapt an existing openly licensed textbook and/or adopt, adapt, or create additional materials for a current open textbook for use in a UNT course. Faculty will be given awards of $500 to $2,500 of research funding to support this work. To apply for a grant for summer 2019, apply by March 18.
UNT Open Texts
UNT Open Texts is a collaborative effort of the UNT Press and the University Libraries to support UNT faculty, including instructors and lecturers, who wish to publish a new open access textbook for use in UNT courses. Texts will be made free to read online, with a downloadable e-book version and a low-cost print edition available for purchase by students at UNT and elsewhere. The UNT Press will pay a stipend of $2,500 to support the development of each textbook.
These are just two of UNT’s efforts to keep the cost of a college degree within reach of everyone!