Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of two teaching faculty, a representative from K-State Libraries, a representative from the Student Access Center, a student representative, and a past textbook initiative awardee.
Winning proposals will be based on:
- Quality, strength of application
- Potential savings to K-State students
- Ability to adapt or produce a quality product and actively engage students in the learning process
- Ability to be implemented in the coming year
- Sustainability of the resource beyond the initial use
- Willingness or ability to license the resource for re-use or adaption at K-State or beyond
- Accessibility and usability of the resource for all students (see Student Access Center)
Award recipients are required to submit brief reports (1-2 pages) reflecting on their experience with their open/alternative textbook and the outcomes after the first semester of implementation. Reports will be due approximately a month after the end of the semester in which faculty have implemented their textbook for the first time (See Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption).
All grant recipients are also required to meet at the end of the academic year to compare experiences, share findings, and make recommendations concerning the program.
For funded proposals, half of each award will be distributed at the beginning of the project and the remainder at the completion of the project.
For more information or to discuss a potential project please contact:
Dr. Andy Bennett
Dr. Brian Lindshield
Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship