Killam Library was recently awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for our proposal "Leveraging OER to Break Down Barriers to a College Education." This grant will allow the library to continue to address the issue of course material affordability at Hispanic-serving institutions.
One goal of this grant is to increase the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. In an effort to reach this goal the library is providing funding for TAMIU faculty in the following categories:
Adopt an existing textbook or other open educational resource.
Funding: $500 - $1,000
Adapt one or more existing open educational resource(s).
Funding: $1,000 - $2,000
Create or author a new open educational resource.
Funding: $2,000 - $4,000
Killam Library is committed to reducing barriers to student success through the use of open educational resources. Reach out to the OER team to learn more about support and funding opportunities for adopting, adapting, or creating OER.
Grant applications are not currently being accepted.
To apply for an OER Grant the following information will need to be provided:
Any questions or concerns can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will be evaluated by members of the Killam Library OER Team. Awardees will be selected based on the narrative responses to the proposal questions, as well as:
Payment will be made in installments based on the achievement of milestones according to each grant proposals’ customized timeline.
Projects that include cross-institution collaboration will be considered, but main applicant must be an instructor at TAMIU. In addition, awardees must: