The first round of applications are open for PA GOAL grants encouraging open and affordable course materials in Pennsylvania. These grants are funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. They present a promising opportunity for Villanova faculty and departments to win resources needed to convert high enrollment courses to open educational resources (OER).
Grants will be awarded for designing or redesigning courses using OER, and for authoring OER, or substantially improving OER by creating problem sets, interactive modules, or assessments.
Projects applicable to courses offered in 2021–22 that fill gaps in existing OER or that benefit multiple courses, degrees, or institutions will be prioritized.
Lead eligible applicants must be continuously employed at a nonprofit institution of higher in Pennsylvania. The first round of applications will close on May 9, and a second round will open late summer. Over two rounds, a total of $400,000 is available to be awarded. Award amounts will be guided by budgeted costs, but there are caps on team member payments. Project deliverables must be completed by June 2022. Now’s the time to ramp your project planning into high gear.
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