AggieOpen encourages potential applicants to contact the review team (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the submission deadline for assistance in project development. Librarians are available for consultation to help identify openly licensed resources for adoption or adaptation.
What is the nature of the open materials you plan to incorporate into your course (open textbook, open access monograph, etc.)?
What modifications will be needed for the existing materials (if any), and/or what new material will need to be created to fill in missing content?
What challenges or barriers do you anticipate in transitioning from your current course materials to openly licensed resources? If applicable, discuss any internal approval required within your department.
What are the potential benefits to students in this course if you transition to open educational materials? If applicable, discuss any plans to involve students in the development of open educational resources.
How does the project advance diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and/or a sense of belonging for students from historically marginalized populations?
Start Date for Accepting Applications
Monday, January 9, 2023
Sunday, February 19, 2023
February 27 through March 17, 2023
Monday, March 27, 2023
Applications will be reviewed by members of the AggieOpen Steering Committee for alignment with the objectives of the AggieOpen program. Reviewers will include library representatives, students, faculty and instructors.
Priority funding will be given to projects that:
Funds will be distributed in two installments. Fellows will receive part of the award upon completion of the cohort activities in Spring Quarter of 2023. The remainder of the award will be distributed upon submission of the Final Report after the faculty or instructors teach using the openly-licensed materials in their course(s).
Successful applicants will be part of a cohort. There will be four synchronous meetings in the Spring Quarter for fellows to showcase their projects and discuss issues related to their work with the cohort. Fellows will also be asked to participate in an asynchronous course module related to open licensing use and attribution, inclusive learning and accessibility standards for open educational resources.
Fellows will have access to Librarians and the Scholarly Communications Officer for assistance with finding OER materials for their curriculum, identifying appropriately licensed media (images, video, etc.), and the use of Creative Commons licensing.
The final report will be a brief document including the following:
Fellows will be asked to complete a self-paced, asynchronous online learning module that will scaffold their OER project workflow development. Expect to spend ~10 hours participating in the cohort, with time spent reviewing the asynchronous content + 1 hour for synchronous cohort meetings. Our learning module is intended to assist fellows in navigating copyright and open licensing attribution; inclusive course design and applying accessibility standards; and identifying tools for curating and distributing OER.
Fellows Cohort (in-person or via Zoom) meetings*
*Cohort meeting dates/time may be subject to change to fit Fellows' availability