We are now accepting applications for the Tisch Library Open Educational Resources (OER) award, which supports the use of more affordable, equitable, and inclusive course materials. The program provides financial support for faculty and instructors in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering who are interested in adopting or creating low-cost, free, or open course materials for Spring 2022 classes. Find out more and apply! Apply by December 15 for priority consideration for Spring 2022 courses. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after December 15.
The awards are open to all Tufts faculty and instructors who are the instructor of record in a Spring 2022 course in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. Awards are available at three different funding levels - $700, $1000, or $2000 - based on the amount of anticipated time involved and the impact of the project. Examples of projects may include adopting an open textbook/course readings, creating original learning objects that can be made freely available, or creating a syllabus for a low/no-cost course using free or open materials.
The program encourages cost savings for students and aims to contribute reusable learning objects created at Tufts to the larger scholarly community. By facilitating the use and creation of open material, it aims to create more equitable access to learning and enable the inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences that may be absent from existing textbooks or literature. Read about the winning projects from our previous rounds of funding.