In 2023, applicants will be able to submit applications for projects in three categories:
The spring 2023 deadline for grant applications will be
Monday, March 20 (extended to Wednesday, March 22). Applicants who plan to pilot their new course materials in fall 2023 must submit their applications before this deadline.
Applicants who plan to pilot their new course materials in spring 2024 or later may submit applications before the spring deadline or wait until the fall semester deadline (Monday, October 9).
Please email the OER Department with any questions about the grant program or application process.
As colleges and universities across the country seek ways to make education more affordable and increase student success, a growing number of educators are adopting open educational resources (OER). OER are free teaching and learning materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse The cost of commercial textbooks and other resource packages, which has been rising at an unsustainable rate for decades, demands exploration of alternative publishing models. Teachers, authors, and other stakeholders have responded, resulting in a large corpus of educational materials suitable for courses at a variety of levels in nearly every discipline.
The UTA CARES Grant Program, sponsored by UTA Libraries, was established in 2017 to support educators interested in practicing open education through the adoption of OER and, when no suitable open resource is available, through the creation of new OER or the adoption of library-licensed or other free content. Additionally, the program promotes innovation in teaching and learning through the exploration of open educational practices, such as collaborating with students to produce educational content of value to a wider community.
All awards are competitive.
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