Engaged Faculty, Student Success, and $1M in Savings

Tuesday, February 19 | 3:00PM–3:45PM PT | El Capitan, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
How did a small institution with limited seed funding get faculty buy-in with the OER and textbook affordability movement to the point of $1 million in student savings, two faculty-authored open textbooks (one written collaboratively with graduate students), and several open textbook reviews and adoptions, all after only five semesters? OER momentum and awareness of textbook affordability issues is a growing concern in higher education. Come learn how we structured an open textbook initiative to incentivize faculty and turn what was an innovation grant the first two years into permanent sustainable funding for our Library Textbook Affordability Program.

Outcomes: Define open textbooks and how they contribute to OER adoption * Develop a procedure for discovering open textbook offerings * Author a 2-minute speech for inviting a faculty member to participate


  • Robin Ashford

    Assistant Professor / Senior Librarian, George Fox University
  • Gloria Doherty

    Director of Digital Learning, George Fox University
  • Ryan Ingersoll

    NA, University of Portland

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  • Engaged Faculty Student Success and 1M in Savings

    Updated on 5/29/2024