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April 5, 2022

Upcoming Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative information sessions, application deadline April 15

Submitted by Cailin Riley

The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative panel will host information sessions at noon Thursday, April 7, and at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 11. This is a great opportunity for instructors to learn how to apply for funds to create their own open/alternative classroom materials and save students money. The sessions will also cover application requirements and selection criteria.

The final date to submit applications for an Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative grant this spring is Friday, April 15.

The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative provides grants to K-State faculty and instructors to help them develop or adopt alternatives to traditional print textbooks. Students can then look for the open/alternative textbook icon in the course schedule to find classes using these affordable resources.

Grants are funded through donor support and a portion of the $10 fee paid by students. From fall 2016 to summer 2021, the course fee saved K-State students approximately $9.1 million.  All K-State faculty and instructors who teach a course at K-State can apply for an award ranging between $2,000 and $5,000. 

To learn more about joining this event, please visit the Libraries' event calendar. To learn more about the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, you can visit the initiative's webpage.

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