Dave Braunschweig, professor of computer information systems, has won the Faculty Innovation Award for the American Association of Community Colleges’ 2020 Awards of Excellence for his work helping to save students more than $1 million in textbook costs using OER (Open Educational Resources).

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Dave Braunschweig

Braunschweig calls the recognition a “we award, not a me award” because of the work by so many across campus to build the OER program. “The award is based on innovation scalability, and we, collectively have embraced OER and demonstrated that it can be implemented effectively across the institution,” said Braunschweig.

OER initiatives are ongoing and now is the time to get involved. There is $75,000 available for grants and technology to support OER again this year. Details and information about how to apply will be available in an upcoming issue of the Academy News.