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K-State Today

April 25, 2014

Proposals for open or alternative textbook funding due May 2

Submitted by Sarah Hoyt

Proposals for the open/alternative textbook initiative are due at 5 p.m. Friday, May 2. Multiple awards of $1,000-$5,000 will be given to K-State faculty who develop open or alternative textbooks for their courses. Proposals are accepted from both individual faculty and from teams that teach several sections of the same course.

Proposal requirements, submission and selection criteria, and examples of open texts already in use are available at the K-State Libraries website. Awards will be announced by approximately May 9 for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Co-authors of the initiative proposal, Andy Bennett, department head and professor of mathematics, and Brian Lindshield, assistant professor, human nutrition, have successfully created and used open textbooks in their classes. Questions about the initiative may be directed to Bennett, Lindshield or Beth Turtle, scholarly communications librarian.