Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Open Education Faculty Fellowships 2018

The GCC Open Education Faculty Fellowship program aims to lower the cost of education for students be encouraging GCC faculty to assign free and low-cost materials, including open educational resources (OERs), in place of traditional textbooks. Competitive OEFF mini-grants are intended to compensate faculty for the additional time necessary to locate, evaluate, and/or create appropriate materials. This round of the OEFF is funded as part of the GCC library’s 2018 Performance Incentive Fund grant.

OEFF 2018 Application

Individual Grant: $500
Collaborative Grant: $1000

Deadline: May 18th

Guidelines:

  • The OEFF funds the development of new courses and major chages to existing courses.
  • New or revamped courses may debut anytime in 2018 (including spring semester, for work already completed), or in the spring of 2019.
  • OEFF grants are open to any GCC instructor–adjuncts are encouraged to apply.
  • Please complete one application for each course number (even if applying as a group).
  • Multiple grants to one faculty member will be considered.
  • All materials for the resulting courses must be available to students at no cost, or at a very low cost. The definition of ‘low cost’ will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the cost of current materials. At least a 75% savings to students is expected.
  • Participation in periodic assessment of student success and cost savings (using periodic surveys and institutional data) is a condition of the grant. There will be no evaluation of classroom instruction or student learning outcomes.
  • Participants must submit a syllabus reflecting the new course materials by August 31st, 2018, regardless of when the course runs.
  • Awardees will be contacted via email prior to commencement.

Award criteria:

  • Viability: An applicant’s plan demonstrates that appropriate materials exist or can be created.
  • Impact: Core courses with high enrollment will receive priority.
  • Savings: Courses that currently utilize high-cost materials will receive priority.
  • Novelty: Courses, instructors, and departments who have not previously received mini grants in previous rounds will receive priority.

Have questions about the application? Looking for help researching OERs in your field? Contact Tim Dolan, GCC librarian.

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