UMass Library Open Education Initiative | UMass Amherst Libraries
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"Now in its ninth cycle, the Open Education Initiative has generated a total savings of over $1.8 million for students in classes that utilize open educational resources or free library material. The Library partners with the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD), Instructional Innovation, and Provost's Office to support our efforts. The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst aims to: Encourage the development of alternatives to high-cost textbooks by supporting the adoption, adaptation, or creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) . Provide support to faculty to implement these approaches. Lower the cost of college for students in order to contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation. Encourage faculty to engage in new pedagogical models for classroom instruction....
Call for proposals typically go out in March. Round 9 will be announced during Open Education Week (March 5-9) 2018. Grant winners will be announced in May of 2018 and expected to implement their projects in fall of 2018 or winter/spring/summer of 2019. Proposals are due Friday April 13 2018...."