Faculty: Apply for a $2000 Grant to Switch to No-Cost Course Materials

Posted on: October 9, 2023

Do you want to swap out an expensive textbook for “open” course materials that are cost-free for your students?

Apply by November 7 for an Open Adopt Grant, which awards $2,000 to instructors to support the integration of existing open or no-cost materials into a syllabus. Grants are offered in the fall of each academic year.

What JMU professors are saying: Jeannie Harding received a similar $2,000 grant from JMU to swap out expensive textbooks for open online materials. By choosing high-quality free open resources for her GenEd History class, she is saving each of her students $250-300.

“It’s not often you get a stipend so nice to do something like this, so I just really appreciate it. The process was easy, and I hope more people will get on board with it.” – Jeannie Harding, adjunct professor at JMU

Ready to start looking at open course materials? Visit our Open Educational Resources Guide to browse open and affordable materials or contact Liz Thompson, Open Education Librarian.

Learn more about VIVA Open Adopt Grants or register for an informational webinar on October 18 at 1pm or November 3 at 10am.

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