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A yes answer to any of these questions may impact the student retention and success in your course. According to a U.S. Public Interest Research Group survey, textbook costs can equal 14% of the tuition and fees at a four-year public university. Students may not purchase textbooks due to their cost, and unprepared students may not succeed in class, ultimately dropping the class and extending their time to graduation.
The Wayne State University Open Textbook Adoption Award is designed to help Wayne State University instructors adopt open textbooks within their courses. Selected applications will receive up to $1,000 towards open textbook adoption.
Several open textbook grant-funded initiatives have made quality, peer-reviewed textbooks available. Open textbooks are:
Suggested quality, peer-reviewed open textbooks to consider include OpenStax College or University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library. The award panel will also consider quality open textbooks from other sources. If you would like assistance locating an open textbook for your course, or would like to know if the open textbook you would like to use would qualify, please contact Veronica Bielat, University Libraries, (313) 577-4217 or email@example.com.
The open textbook adoption must be a new project, existing open textbooks already in use by faculty for courses at Wayne State University are not eligible for this award.
All award recipients will be asked to share their experiences of open textbook adoption.
Award recipients may be asked to provide class time for a student evaluation of the open textbook.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of a faculty member, an administrative staff member and a student representative.
Proposals will be awarded based upon:
Award funds will be distributed at the beginning of the semester identified for open textbook adoption in the application.
This award is supported by the members of the Teaching Commons:
Computing & Information Technology
University Library System
Office for Teaching & Learning
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