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Since launching the OER effort in 2016, UTSA Libraries has awarded 138 grants, saving more than $10 million for students.
“Ten million is no small number. These savings have really helped level the playing field when it comes to student success,” said DeeAnn Ivie, UTSA REL coordinator. “Courses that embrace OER provide our largely first-generation and diverse student body with equal access to their textbooks, regardless of socioeconomic status. They cultivate a deeper engagement with course content while simultaneously breaking down barriers to success. »
During this year’s grant period, faculty submitted 28 applications in the Adoption, No-Fee, and Design categories. Adoption grants allow recipients to adopt existing OER for their course. No-cost grants allow faculty to adopt e-books, articles, or other library materials. Design, a new category added this year, allows Fellows to engage students as they edit, remix, or create their course textbook or other teaching materials.
“The new level of design creates the potential for 2022 faculty grant recipients to work with their students to create openly licensed textbooks,” Ivie said. “Students can add these manuals to their resumes and career profiles. These are invaluable experiences that will follow students long after they leave UTSA.
The recipients of the 2022-2023 OER grants are:
- Mary Dixon (School of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts, Intercultural Communication)
- Caroline Luna (College of Sciences, Pre-calculus)
- Kristy Masten (School of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts, History of Art I)
- Annette Portillo (College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Topics in Multiethnic Literature of the US)
- Dan David (Carlos Alvarez College of Business, Happiness, Wellbeing and Modern Consumption)
- George Felipe Gonzales (College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Caribbean History)
- Veronique Luna (College of Education and Human Development, Feminist Theories)
- Ritu Mathur (College of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts, International Human Rights)
- Serife Tekin (College of Liberal Arts and Fine Arts, Philosophy of Science)
- Judith makes, Morgane Grace, Kathleen Laborde and Alyssa Vikesland (University College, Academic Survey and Scholarship)
- David Han (Carlos Alvarez College of Business, mathematical statistics)
- Jude Okpala (College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Introduction to Humanities I)
- Mimi Yu (College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Elementary Japanese)