While many faculty are familiar with the benefits of OER, it can be difficult to know where to begin when deciding to switch from a publisher textbook to open resources. This grant offers an incentive to take the next step in the commitment to open education.
The Pollak Library's Open Fullerton Fellowship is a university-wide program that provides compensation and one-to-one support to help faculty to reduce course material costs to zero for a selected course. Between 5-8 fellows are selected for each cycle.
Funding is made possible by an Affordable Learning Solutions grant provided by the CSU Chancellor's Office.
For the 2023-2024 academic year fellowship:
All instructors of record at CSUF are eligible for the fellowship, and must commit to the following:
Student impact: The most important consideration is student impact. This is determined by calculating the potential savings based on the number of students enrolled each semester and the cost of the current textbook. Courses with multiple sections and high textbook costs will be given first consideration.
Sustainability: The ability to maintain the course as zero-cost through multiple semesters
Open education commitment: Demonstrating a willingness to apply open education principles like sharing materials used with other instructors, or using a creative commons license for any materials adapted or created.
Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Projects that seek to diversify their course materials to better represent CSUF students and the surrounding community, and amplify the voices of marginalized groups.
Div Bhagia: Economics
Bridget Druken: Mathematics
Rakesh Mahton: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nancy Panza: Psychology
Claudia Pineda: Child and Adolescent Studies
Davorn Sisavath: Asian American Studies
Ying-Chiao Taso: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Rose Adams: Art
Ahmed Afzal: Anthropology
Sara Fingal: American Studies
Melinda Pierson: Special Education
Portia Preston Jackson: Public Health
Susan Sy: Psychology
Atul Teckchandani: Management
Lisa Tran: History
Gwendolyn Alexis: African American Studies
Rachel Fenning: Child and Adolescent Studies
Ed Fink: Cinema and Television Arts
Bo Park: Public Health
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