Harper College initially allocated $45,000 of strategic plan funding for Open Educational Resources (OER) Transformation Grants. Additional funds were given to support the proposals that were approved and $13,750 remains to be awarded. Therefore, the application deadline has been extended and we will now be accepting applications up until Friday, November 30, 2018.

These grants are intended to support faculty efforts to reduce the costs associated with textbooks and course materials while maintaining high-quality course design and instruction. If you are interested in replacing costly textbooks and course materials for your course(s) with OER or low-cost/no-cost alternatives for students, this grant opportunity is for you.

To apply:

  • Complete the Grant Proposal Form
  • Share your proposal with your division dean and request a signature of support.
  • Since course material practices may vary, we encourage you to have a conversation with your department chair or coordinator prior to submitting an application.
  • Email your proposal to oer@harpercollege.edu and submit a hard copy with all signatures to Jenny Henrikson in the Academy for Teaching Excellence (F317).

For more information about OER and the grant, visit: http://harper-academy.net/services/oer/.

Contact Dave Braunschweig or email oer@harpercollege.edu with any questions.