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Apply for an Open Book Summer Grant

Applications are open for the Open Book Summer Grant, a new faculty development opportunity offered through eCampus Center in the Division of Extended Studies. The program seeks to provide training, funding and support for online faculty to develop a custom open educational resource (OER) textbook for an online course they teach.

The inaugural cohort of five faculty members will have the opportunity to participate in an eight-week distance learning experience resulting in the creation of a polished ebook, complete with interactive learning materials and a professionally designed cover. Faculty participants will receive individualized support from specialists in open licenses, accessibility and publishing – all offered at a distance during summer 2020. In addition to support for book development, faculty participants will be awarded a $2,000 stipend.

Applications are open May 1-June 1. For more information and apply requirements, please visit the Open Book Summer Grant Program webpage.

Virtual information sessions will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26. Interested faculty can register here.

For additional questions about the program, please contact eCampus Center’s OER coordinator Monica Brown at