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Open Education & Textbook Affordability

Open Educational Resources

Grant Opportunities

Affordable Textbook Adoption (ATA) Grant

Big Savings. Bigger Impact. Direct impact and savings from the ATA Grant Participation in Spring 2020. 836 students impacted by an affordable/open textbook adoption. 5 faculty rewarded for completing grant requirements. 6 courses redesigned around an affordable/open textbook adoption. $80K saved estimated student savings from grant implementation.

The Affordable Textbook Adoption (ATA) Grant was created in 2019 through a partnership between Academic Affairs and the University Library. This grant stipend supports faculty members who redesign their course from using traditional textbooks to open or library licensed materials. This helps make course materials more affordable and accessible for students. 

The ATA grant application is provided for both Fall and Spring course redesign. The University Library will provide support for finding and adopting materials for the course. Thus far, the ATA grant has a total estimated savings of $130,000.

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 ATA grant awardees!

Dr. Edgar Corpuz | Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Natalia Guevara | Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Sylvia Robles | Department of International Business and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Ian Werkheiser | Department of Philosophy

Applications for Spring redesign will be announced through UTRGV Messenger in August.

Open Educational Resources Grant Program

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides grants to selected individual or teams of faculty at Texas public institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses using only OER. THECB encourages applications from all eligible faculty members to participate in this grant program.

The 2020 Grant Cycle is currently in process. The Application Deadline is July 20, 2020 at 11:59pm C.D.T. THECB will announce awards September 1, 2020.