Roxbury Community College's OER initiative is called "RCC Go Open."
RCC faculty- have you heard about Open Educational Resources?
RCC is seeking proposals to fund faculty work on OER projects. Accepted proposals will be funded at $500 per proposal. This is an amazing opportunity to customize your course and make the materials your students NEED to be successful in your course available to them for free.
RCC “Go Open” initiative is seeking proposals from College faculty who want to replace their current publisher materials with open educational resources (OER). By supporting open education, faculty can significantly lower the costs of textbooks for students.
Proposals may be submitted in four categories based on levels of adoption:
Redesign your course to incorporate an existing open textbook or open course content as is.
Remix existing open educational resources and create new open content to bridge gaps in available resources to enable a fully open course. New content may add missing chapters to existing OER or create ancillaries such as quiz question banks, lecture slides, or lab manuals.
Create a substantially new open textbook or fully open course where it is possible to demonstrate that quality resources are not currently available to meet learning objectives.
Share your work with an appropriate Creative Commons open license so that others can easily adopt and reuse.
Round 1: Completed application forms are due on November 22 , 2021 to the RCC OER Task Force. The RCC OER Task Force will notify applicants by December 8 ,2021. Project timelines may vary but must be completed by January 14, 2022 for the Spring.
The grant evaluation committee is made up of members of the RCC OER Task force, who are listed below.
The RCC OER Task Force mission is to support faculty development of Open Educational Resources (OER) proposals and OER usage in and outside of the classroom. The Task force is responsible for facilitating OER use and adoption throughout the curriculum of RCC and to become the “face” of OER on the campus as well as facilitating student success and engagement through affordable alternatives to textbook costs.
Bill Hoag -- Chair