LBCC offers textbook affordability grants each year to fund OER development and other ways of saving students money and increasing access to course resources. The call for proposals (in the spring) will be linked here and emailed to the LBCC faculty and public listservs. Estimates indicate that for every $1 spent funding OER work, students will realize $10 in savings. Over $550,000 total was saved in the first year alone.
OpenOregon offers a separate grant opportunity. More money is available to fund larger projects, and you can work across Oregon institutions (collaborating with faculty at OSU, for example).
The following are examples of OER developed using LBCC grants:
Contact a librarian with general questions or for help finding resources and understanding licenses/copyright.
OER & Textbook Affordability Librarian: Michaela Willi Hooper
Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR) with questions about accessibility.
Manager: Carol Raymundo
Contact Lori Rowton with questions about timecards.
Contact the Campus Store with questions about printing and textbook adoptions.
Manager: Lawrence LaJoie
Contact the Learning Innovation Center to discuss instructional strategies or schedule an SGID (focus group) to get feedback from your students.
Coordinator: Jessica Winans