How did a small institution with limited seed funding get faculty buy-in with the OER and textbook affordability movement to the point of $1 million in student savings, two faculty-authored open textbooks (one written collaboratively with graduate students), and several open textbook reviews and adoptions, all within five semesters? OER momentum and awareness of textbook affordability issues is a growing concern in higher education. Learn how we structured an open textbook initiative to incentivize faculty and turn what began as an innovation grant into permanent sustainable funding for the Library Textbook Affordability Program.
Ashford, Robin M.; Doherty, Gloria; and Ingersoll, Ryan, "Engaged Faculty, Student Success, and $1 Million in Savings" (2019). Faculty Publications - George Fox University Libraries. 28.