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2020 Textbook Affordability Grants

by Mandi Goodsett on 2021-02-22T12:00:00-05:00 | Comments

An Update on 2020 Textbook Affordability Grants
affordable learning at Cleveland State UniversityThe Michael Schwartz Library, in conjunction with various partners, including the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Center for eLearning, offered Textbook Affordability Grants to CSU faculty during the spring and fall semesters in 2020.  Faculty whose projects were selected received a $500 grant to adopt an open resource or a $1,000 grant to revise or remix an existing open textbook. 

The goal of the grant is to encourage and support adoption of openly licensed course materials in order to save students money and encourage student-centered pedagogy...and it's working!  Since 2016, our Textbook Affordability Grants have already saved CSU students $909,800!

Congratulations to the faculty who were awarded the 2020 Textbook Affordability Grants!  

Spring 2020

  • Michael Baumgartner, Associate Professor, Music Department, for his MUS 411/MUS 412 class
  • Adrienne Gosselin, Associate Professor, English Department, for her ENG 207 class
    (see resulting book titled: Charles Chesnutt in the Classroom)
  • Xiongyi Liu, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Foundations, for her EDB 302 class
  • Daniel Munther, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, for his MTH 386 class
  • Emily Rauschert, Associate Professor, Biological, Geological, & Environmental Science Department, for her BIO 194H class
  • Ieda Weber Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Mathematics Department, for her MTH 220 class
  • Patty Stoddard Dare, School of Social Work, for her SWK 494/694
    (see resulting book titled Introduction to Substance Use Disorders.)
  • Kelly Wrenhaven, History Department, for her HIS 337 class
    (see resulting book titled HIS 337: Greek Gods, Heroes, and Worship.)
  • April Yorke, School of Health Sciences, for her SPH 228 class
    (see resulting workbook titled Phonetics Workbook for Students of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Fall 2020 

  • Jorge Gatica, Professor, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Department, for his CHE 404 class
  • Thijs Heus, Assistant Professor, Physics Department, for his PHY 470/570 class
  • Marcus Schultz-Bergin, Assistant College Lecturer, Department of Philosophy & Comparative Religion, for his PHL 215 class
  • Rongjun Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology Anthropology and Sociology, for his SOC 316 class
  • Candice Vander Weerdt, Assistant College Lecturer, Management Department, for her MGT 465 class

Faculty: Stay tuned for an announcement about Spring 2021 Textbook Affordability Grant opportunities. Check the Affordable Learning at CSU website for updates. 


by Mandi Goodsett, Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, OER & Copyright Advisor

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