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Initiatives

Open Educational Resources Grant

West Virginia University Libraries and the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) are partnering to support the use of and the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) through a grant program for instructors. The grant's aim is to encourage development of alternatives to high-cost textbooks, lower the cost of college attendance for students, and support faculty who wish to implement new pedagogical models for classroom instruction. 

The OER grant application is open for the 2021/2022 grant period.  Read more and apply on our OER Grant page.

Open Learning West Virginia Open Education Resources Grant

A third round of the Open Learning West Virginia Open Education Resources Grant is now open. Interested faculty should complete the brief application no later than Nov. 19, 2021, with a priority deadline of Nov. 12, 2021. Please read the application overview.

From the Overview:

West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System are proud to present a grant opportunity to support faculty who are seeking to create or adopt open education resources for use in a college course. Grants will be limited to one per faculty member. Each faculty member that applies will receive a certificate of commendation for their promotion and tenure portfolio, acknowledging their commitment to student success and higher education affordability.

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial and non-financial incentives to accelerate the use of OER in higher education.

WVer – West Virginia Electronic Resources Steering Committee

Information about this committee can be found on the West Virgnia Library Commission's Open Educational Resources Guide or the WV Open Educational Resources site.

Open Textbook Review

Annually, we host an Open Textbook Review Workshop – a two hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You’ll receive a $200 stipend for your participation and a written review.

For more information, email Martha Yancey at Martha.Yancey@mail.wvu.edu or check out past workshop details: