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Open Educational Resource Grants Now Open!

Z-Degree Mississippi grants for faculty of up to $4,000 are now open! Join us to help alleviate the textbook cost burden for students.

Are students buying the textbooks that you adopt?

Do you worry about the cost of books, especially for your students in poverty?

Does the bookstore stock enough copies of the books you order?

Would you like to create your own mix of readings and activities, instead of relying on traditional textbooks?

The University of Mississippi’s Z-Degree Initiative seeks proposals from faculty interested in using free and open digital resources to enhance existing undergraduate courses. Successful proposals will replace one or more traditional books with free and open digital resources, thereby increasing engagement and reducing costs for students. 

Faculty with successful proposals will conduct their research and planning during the spring and summer of 2019, with new course materials being first used during the 2019–2020 academic year. Grant organizers will provide access to course consultants to help faculty locate, evaluate, edit, and/or author openly-licensed course materials. Faculty will be asked to teach the course at least twice using the newly adopted materials. Grants of up to $4,000 are available. Proposals are due by 17 October 2018.

Please see the .pdf attachment for more details. 

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