What is an Open/Alternative Textbook?
At K-State an open or alternative textbook may be either:
- The use or adaptation of an existing open access textbook (see Resources to Find Open Textbooks)
- Library resources, high quality open educational resources (OER), media, and/or faculty-authored materials
How do I find out more information about the award process?
You can learn more on these pages:
Which faculty have already done this at K-State?
A list of faculty who have received an award can be found on the Open/Alternative Textbook Past Award Winners page.
Where can I find campus support for these resources?
There are several options for support:
- Student Access Center
- Information Technology Services
- Global Campus
- K-State Libraries and The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS)
What is the Student Fee and how do I apply?
The Student Fee helps encourage conversion and retention of open/alternative textbooks. K-State faculty and instructors may apply for the fee through the Open/Alternative Student Fee Application form.
Who do I contact for more information?