Sunday, March 31, 2024

Funding Student Success: Grant Funding for Open Educational Resources - Ashley Mowreader, Inside Higher Ed

Amajority of faculty members say textbook affordability is a top priority for their university, but two in five educators say they need help understanding affordable course material options, the National Association of College Stores’ 2024 Faculty Watch Report found. Since 2021–22, Tennessee Tech University has utilized grant funding to incentivize faculty members to identify and choose Open Educational Resources (OER) to reduce costs for students. Over the past few years, the program has saved students collectively around $1.4 million dollars and ongoing university funding keeps the program rolling.