The Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs for students.
Applications for any amount of funding up to $35,000 are welcome from community college stakeholders, including faculty, librarians, support professionals, administrators, students, and bookstore staff.
Sustainable adoption of OER is a complex issue with many parts, including course redesign, open material reviews, technology support, curriculum mapping, and much more. Project proposals will be evaluated using a rubric that balances the following criteria to prioritize impact and collaboration:
- Student savings
- Quality considerations such as use of peer reviewed resources, attribution/copyright clearance, and ADA compliance
- Serving a campus or discipline where OER work is underrepresented
- Department commitment (for example, redesign all sections of a class; or all classes in a sequence)
- Multi-institutional commitment (for example, collaborators on more than one community college campus, commitment to implement at more than one campus, or a 4-year partner)
- Assessment plan to demonstrate improved student learning, retention, and success
Completed application forms are due Monday, May 4, 2015. The OCCDLA grant committee will notify applicants by Monday, June 1, 2015. Funding will be released upon completion of the proposed project.