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March 21, 2023

Apply for an Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative grant

Submitted by Ashley Nietfeld

The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative panel will host information sessions on the Open Educational Resources process and how to apply for funds to adopt or create your own open/alternative classroom materials and save students money. The sessions will also cover application requirements and selection criteria.

The sessions will be held:

  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, in 307 Hale Library or via Zoom
  • 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in 307 Hale Library, Room or via Zoom

The sessions are an opportunity for instructors to learn about the Open Educational Resources creation process, and 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.

The final date to submit applications for an Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative grant this spring is Friday, April 14.

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. Since 2016, the course fee has saved K-State students approximately $10 million.

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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