Open Textbook Initiative – Call for Participation

Project Overview
This project will bring together interested faculty from selected high enrollment/high cost textbook courses including mathematics, biology, accounting, and psychology. Selected faculty will become part of a faculty learning community that will be asked to review appropriate Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OER) resources that may be applicable to their current courses. The goals of the project are for faculty to identify opportunities and barriers involved in adopting these types of materials for use in their classes.openMnSCU

Call for Participation
We are seeking interested faculty who teach large enrollment sections of accounting, biology, psychology, or math. This project will involve reviewing and commenting on existing open textbooks that may be applicable to the courses the faculty member teaches.

Within the discipline-based faculty learning community, faculty will be asked to attend at least one meeting (in-person or online) and then to select and review relevant open textbook(s) or other related curricular materials. This process will take place from November 2014 to March 2015.

After the review process, a report will be shared with project participants highlighting the opportunities and gaps that exist for adopting these resources into current courses.

Selected participants will receive a minimum of $500 in compensation, in accordance to the terms of the relevant bargaining agreement, for their participation in this project.  Participation may be limited if interest exceeds available funding.

Are you interested in participating?

Please submit your interest through the Call for Participation form.

Deadline for submission is October 24th,

For more information, please contact Todd Digby at

Selected faculty will be contacted by November 3rd for the next steps in the process

Where can I find out more information about Open Textbooks?
To find out more information about open textbooks and other activities taking place in this area please visit

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