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

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Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Additional On-Demand Content
How did a small institution with limited seed funding get faculty buy-in with the OER 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 is growing across the nation and world. 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.

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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    Updated on 1/22/2024