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OER Grant Rubric

OER Grant Proposal Rubric

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Exceeds Requirements
3 points
Meets Requirements
2 points
Does Not Meet Requirements
1 point
Incomplete
0 points
Point Total
Project Goals Applicant clearly outlines specific, measurable, realistic and achievable goals.

A reader would have no questions about the project’s goals.
Applicant outlines specific, measurable, realistic and achievable goals.

A reader would have minor questions about the project’s goals.

Section could be edited for clarity.
Applicant outlines goals which are not specific, measurable, realistic and / or achievable.

A reader would have many questions about the project’s goals.

Section would need to be significantly revised.

Goals not included
Project Outline (Timeline & Dates) Applicant clearly outlines specific and realistic timeline.

A reader would have no questions about the project’s timeline.
Applicant outlines a specific and realistic timeline.

A reader would have minor questions about the project’s timeline.

Section could be edited for clarity.
Applicant outlines a timeline which is not specific and / or not realistic.

A reader would have many questions about the project’s timeline.

Section would need to be significantly revised.
Timeline not included
Project Methods (Describes how materials will be gathered, assessed, and evaluated) Applicant clearly discusses how materials will be gathered, assessed, and evaluated using specific examples and details.

A reader would have no questions about the project’s methods.
Applicant discusses how materials will be gathered, assessed, and evaluated. Applicant uses some specific examples and details.

A reader would have minor questions about the project’s methods.

Section could be -edited for clarity.
Applicant’s discussion of methods does not adequately address how materials will be gathered, assessed, and evaluated. Applicant uses no or very few examples and details.

A reader would have many questions about the project’s methods.

Section would need to be significantly revised.
Project methods not included.
Project Impact: Student learning Applicant clearly discusses how the project will impact student learning using specific examples and details.

A reader would have no questions about the project’s impact.
Applicant discusses how the project will impact student learning using some examples and details.

A reader would have minor questions about the project’s methods.

Section could be -edited for clarity.
Applicant’s discussion does not adequately address project impact on student learning and/ or how materials will be gathered, assessed, and evaluated. Applicant uses no or very few examples and details.

A reader would have many questions about the project’s methods.

Section would need to be significantly revised.
Impact on student learning not included.
Project Impact: Assessment Applicant clearly discusses how student learning will be assessed. Assessments are appropriate and clearly aligned to measure impact on student learning.

A reader would have no questions about the project’s assessment.
Applicant discusses how student learning will be assessed. Assessments are mostly appropriate and aligned to measure impact on student learning.

A reader would have minor questions about the project’s methods.

Section could be -edited for clarity.
Applicant’s discussion does not adequately address how student learning will be assessed. Assessments are not appropriate and / or not aligned to measure impact on student learning.

A reader would have many questions about the project’s methods.

Section would need to be significantly revised.
Assessment plans not included.
Grant Application Total

Items for Discussion

Partnerships (external/internal) and/or Appalachian Content or Focus Resources needed for project success Cost Savings for Students
  • Does the applicant outline potential partnerships with appropriate internal and / or external partners?
  • Does the applicant discuss the role of this partnership needed for success?
  • Does the application include Appalachian content or focus
Applicant outlines appropriate and relevant resources needed for success using specific examples and details. Applicant discusses and demonstrates potential cost savings for students.

Scope of Project

Incorporate Innovate Create
Proposals in this category will replace an existing commercial textbook with a no- or low-cost alternative such that total textbook costs for the course are less than $50.00.

Priority will be given to proposals that utilize existing openly licensed materials which impact the largest amount of students.

Examples: Use an Open Textbook Network mathematics textbook in Math 121. Range $300.00 - $500.00.

Rubric total:
15 - 14 points: $500.00
13 - 11 Points: $400.00
10 – 8 Points: $300.00
Proposals in this category will replace a commercial textbook with an open textbook and use freely licensed materials to bridge the gap in available resources through remix of new and/or existing openly licensed content.

Example: Compile an introductory textbook for genetics by incorporating revised openly available works with chapters from an OER commons textbook and create ancillary materials and homework. Range $1500.00 - $2500.00.

Rubric total:
15 - 14 points: $2500.00
13 - 11 Points: $2000.00
10 – 8: Points: $1500.00
Proposals in this category will create a new OER where there is currently no sufficient OER available to meet your learning objectives.

Examples: Author a new openly licensed textbook or collaborate with students on the creation of a new textbook. Range $2500.00 - $3500.00.

Rubric total:
15 - 14 points: $3500.00
13 - 11 Points: $3000.00
10 – 8: $2500.00