Franklin Pierce University, via the IDEAL grant, is offering a pilot financial stipend program to selected faculty who intend to adopt or adapt existing Open Educational Resources for their courses. The goal of the stipend program is two-fold: to ease the financial burden of higher education for students, by providing low or no-cost textbooks and other learning materials; and to allow faculty to experiment with new approaches to teaching.
The program is based largely on the OER Stipend Program at Western Oregon University (CC-BY).
The OER stipend program is open to all faculty, regardless of rank. In Phase One, a total of ten awards, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, will be awarded. Stipends will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
To find existing OER in your discipline, try searching one of the following repositories: OASIS, Open Textbook Library, BCCampus, OER Commons, MERLOT, OpenStax. If you would like help searching for OER, contact Katie Beth Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: While this round of stipends does not include awards for faculty who create open educational resources, a future round will likely include stipends for this purpose.
The deadline for applications for Phase One, for Fall 2021 OER Implementation, is February 1, 2021. You can access the application form here.
Stipends will be offered to faculty who wish to
Recipients of the stipend will:
The Franklin Pierce Faculty OER Stipend program is based upon Western Oregon University (WOU) Library's Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong (LCC), and edited by Amy Larson (LCC), and Sue Kunda (WOU), is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.