Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Affordable Learning Grants to fund development of open educational resources (OER) for the courses they teach. The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 27.

The grants range from $1,500 to $4,500 and are designed to offset the time and expense required to develop and/or implement high quality, freely available digital material in classes.

Proposal submission is open to all current faculty members and instructors. The grants were developed in response to student concerns about course material costs. Funding is provided by the Office of the President and grants are intended to support transitioning away from expensive commercial textbooks and instead explore new curricular strategies that employ the use of freely available digital course material of equivalent or higher quality.

Visit provost.wsu.edu/open-educational-resources for more information on OER and the many resources available.