Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Tennessee Tech program has saved students $1.4 million in textbook costs - Herald-Citizen

A program at Tennessee Tech University has saved students $1.4 million in textbook costs in less than three years, and a pioneering group of English and business instructors have now been recognized for their efforts as part of the initiative. The Open Educational Resources program began at Tech in the 2021-22 academic year and incentivizes university instructors to develop their classes with zero-cost course materials. It all started when Mike Gotcher, dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, teamed up with Sharon Holderman, library coordinator of public services, and Amy Miller, assistant director of study abroad, to apply for and receive a $30,000 Tennessee Board of Regents grant.