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)

Evaluation Reports

Award recipients are required to submit short evaluations reflecting on their experience implementing their open/alternative textbook and the outcomes after each semester. Evaluations will be due approximately a month after each semester. Award recipients are required to submit short evaluations reflecting on their experience implementing their open/alternative textbook and the outcomes after each semester. Evaluations will be due approximately a month after each semester. (See Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption).

Final Meeting

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.

Grant Disbursement

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
Mathematics
(785) 532-0562
bennett@k-state.edu

Dr. Brian Lindshield
Human Nutrition
(785) 532-7848
blindsh@k-state.edu

Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship
118 Hale Library
(785) 532-7444
cads@k-state.edu