By Linda Hauck
The Affordable Materials Project is pleased to announce the recipients of the OER Faculty Adoption Grant. This pilot grant, generously funded by the Associate Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, is designed to encourage faculty to select free, openly licensed textbooks as primary teaching materials.
OER improve affordability and support flexible, open teaching practices, and accessibility, which has become critically important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost 200 students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and the Villanova School of Business will benefit. These grants will potentially save students over $23000 during the 2020-21 academic year, a 360% return on investment.
Awardees will share their experiences with adopting OER with the Villanova community and assess student satisfaction with the materials used. We hope to continue to promote the growth of OER with another round of grants in the 2021-22 academic year!
Awardees & Courses
|Faculty Grantee||Course Code||Class Name|
|Alexander Diaz-Lopez||MAT 8790 (CLAS, Math)||Applied Combinatorics|
|Stephanie A. Katz Linkmeyer||MSE 2301(CLAS, Chemistry)||Chemistry of Water|
|Sarvesh Kulkarni||ECE 7428(Engineering)||Computer Communication Networks|
|Sue McFarland Metzger||MIS 2020(Business)||Programming for Adaptive Problem Solving|
ECE 3225 & 3245(Engineering)
|Signal Processing & Discrete Time Signals & Systems|
Linda Hauck, MLS, MBA, is the Business Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.
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