The OER Creation Program aims to make higher education more affordable and accessible for UH students by supporting faculty in developing high-quality course materials that are free to access, share, and customize.
The OER Creation Program provides professional development and financial support for faculty to create OER that will be used as required course material in a UH course or program and that fills a gap in existing OER content. Selected teams will receive a stipend, participate in the Textbook Success Program (TSP), a year-long professional development program facilitated by the Rebus Community, and publish their completed OER on Pressbooks and in the UH Cougar ROAR repository.
The Textbook Success Program is a professional development program that equips faculty, librarians, administrators, and managers with the tools they need to make great OER. The program is one year long and comprises two phases:
Participants will join a group made up of project teams from UH and potentially teams from other institutions. The TSP is facilitated by OER publishing professionals and program alumni, and is built with community, collaboration, and engagement in mind. At the end of the TSP, you will:
Project teams can include UH faculty, instructors, and instructional designers. We encourage teams to include a mix of these roles to adequately support the OER production process.
Applications must consist of two to four project team members.
Proposals must be for the creation of an open educational resource(s) (OER) that:
Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000 for each project team and are taxable income. Half will be distributed upon acceptance and half will be distributed when all requirements are met.
Individuals must be on active payroll for awards to be distributed. Project teams will be able to decide how the award will be distributed among individuals.
The following is the expected program timeline:
* The TSP start date is to be determined and may be later than May 2022
** The completion date for published OER can be flexible, depending on the project needs and timeline
The following criteria will be used in selecting awardees and determining award amounts:
The following may also be considered:
Applications are not being accepted at this time. Information on future iterations of the OER Creation Program will be shared when available. View the 2022 application form.
If you have questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.