The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative encourages faculty experimentation and innovation in finding new, better, and less costly ways to deliver learning materials to students. All K-State faculty are eligible to apply for awards of $2,000 - $5,000 each. The award may be used at the discretion of faculty to create or implement their open/alternate textbook.
Applications for this award cycle are due April 20, 2020. Faculty creating an open access textbook are encouraged to contact the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship about publishing with New Prairie Press.
In your proposal, please provide the required information for the following questions:
|1.||Instructor information: name(s), title(s), department, email(s), phone number|
|2.||Course information: course name and number, section(s), enrollment annually in the course, semester(s) offered|
|3.||Current textbook information: title(s), cost, estimate on how much students will save by using your open/alternative textbook|
|4.||Amount of funding requested|
|5.||Open or alternative textbook plan: 2 pages maximum to address the questions listed below
The development or adoption of open/alternative resources might include any of the following or a combination:
An existing open access textbook (see Resources to Find Open Textbooks)
High-quality open educational resources (OER)
Multimedia resources found on the open web (e.g., TedTalks, YouTube videos, Wikimedia Commons)
Materials not eligible for the fund include:
- commercial e-text versions of an existing print textbook
- textbook rentals
- existing textbook alternatives already in use by faculty; the proposal must be a new project