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K-State Today

November 21, 2014

Proposals for open/alternative textbook funding due Dec. 3

Submitted by Sarah McGreer Hoyt

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Proposals for the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. 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 around Dec. 15.

Co-authors of the initiative proposal, Andy Bennett, department head and professor of mathematics, and Brian Lindshield, assistant professor of 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.