If you answered yes to any of these questions, CSU’s Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium might be just what you need!
What: A learning community with hosted asynchronous workshops over 3 weeks providing methods and materials to support faculty in reviewing openly-licensed or other affordable course content.
When: May 19th – June 12th; asynchronous; 6 – 10 hours of work.
Who: All full-time or part-time CSU faculty are welcome to apply.
Incentive: A $600 stipend, disbursed in two parts, for completing the symposium.
Why: low- or no-cost course materials can support student learning and persistence.
Applications will be reviewed and acceptance communicated to participants by April 18th.
For more information, email Heather Caprette or Emilie Zickel, co-chairs of the CSU Open Educational Resources Committee
We look forward to advocating for affordable learning with you!
Step One: By April 11th, complete and submit your application form and submit the syllabus for the course in which you are interested in using an OER.
Step Two: If you are selected to participate, CSU Librarians will review your syllabus and map suggested openly-licensed, affordable, or library-licensed content to syllabus topics.
Step Three: From May 19th – June 12th, participants will engage in the Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium on Blackboard/Zoom. Participants will explore the basics of open education, review an open access or low cost resource, learn how to align course content with learning outcomes, and reflect on advocating for affordable or open access course materials in the future. There are four modules of content, each of which should take 1.5-3 hours to complete.
As part of the symposium, each participant will:
Step Four: After the training, each participant will:
Each participant will receive a $600 stipend for participating in the symposium.
The following applicants will receive special consideration:
Faculty who have already received a Textbook Affordability Grant or participated in a previous Textbook Affordability Summer Symposium will not be eligible to participate, but participants in the Summer Symposium are eligible and encouraged to apply for future Textbook Affordability grants.