Dean of Library Services & Academic Technology
Dr. Suzanne O'Brien
Professor of English
Director of Academic Technologies
Information and Education Services Librarian
St. Clair County Community College OER team seeks proposals for the development and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other resources licensed for classroom use and sharing into newly developed or existing courses. OER are instructional materials that are openly licensed, allowing for open sharing and modification and are available at no cost to students.
Growing textbook costs present a significant barrier to student success, and this award is intended to support the SC4 community in addressing this issue.
Awards of up to $500 will be granted for the successful adoption , adaptation, or creation and implementation and use of said resources in classroom instruction, with the purpose of addressing textbook affordability on campus and leading the college forward in open education.
For more information about Open Educational Resources, visit http://esearch.sc4.edu/oer
OER Pilot Award applications are being accepted for upcoming semesters.
Application deadline for consideration for OER Pilot awards are as follows.
Application deadline for consideration for Fall OER implementation is June 1.
Application deadline for consideration for Winter OER implementation is September 1
Application deadline for consideration for Winter OER implementation is March 1.
Individuals and teams may submit an application describing their project to:
1. Adopt an existing open textbook, other open educational resource, or existing college resource. Incorporate an existing open textbook, open course content, or existing college resource (such as library materials) into your your syllabus and curriculum, reducing or eliminating learning materials costs for students.
2. Adapt an existing open textbook or other open educational resource to your instructional needs.
3. Remix existing OER and create new open content to suit your course. New content includes adding a chapter to an existing text, adding supplemental content such as question banks, lecture slides, lab manuals, etc.
4. Create an OER. Develop an open textbook or open course of your own.
Applicants can choose to do one or a combination of the above. Applicants will be expected to follow and submit the provided OER Adoption Toolkit to document their process.
All applications will be evaluated on factors such as the following:
Awardees understand the following: