Upcoming Events

Open Educational Resource (OER) Development Programs 

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences is excited to provide support for interested faculty and instructors who would like to research and develop Open Educational Resources for use in higher education. 

AI-Enhanced Development of OER 

Deadline to apply: May 15th, 2024 

This summer, the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences will run a Pilot Program for AI-Enhanced Open Educational Resource Creation. Participants will receive a stipend of $1000. Interested applicants can fill out the following form.

This research project is tailored to support faculty and instructors across diverse disciplines to use AI for OER development. Research and explore innovative ways to enhance student engagement, learning outcomes, and accessibility through AI-powered OER creation. Researchers will have the opportunity to create materials for their courses or even jump start a larger OER project.

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The programming will include comprehensive training sessions and ongoing guidance from experienced facilitators. Faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants are invited to apply, as well as adjuncts working in the summer. The program will run through June and July 2024. You may apply using the following form.

The CULLS team is dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge and skills to navigate AI tools effectively, regardless of your background or expertise.

Program Structure

Phase 1: Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Week 1: Introduction to OER/Introduction to AI/Large Language Models (LLM) 
  • Week 2: Ethical issues 
  • Week 3: Using AI for specific tasks/prompt engineering 

Phase 2: OER Creation

  • Weeks 4-6: OER Development and Experimentation

Phase 3: Evaluation

  • Week 7: AI OER Chapter for feedback 
  • Week 8: Final evaluations

Open Textbook Pilot Program 

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2024 

This fall, the University Libraries will hold its annual call for proposals for OER adoption, adaptation, and creation grants. To give you time to develop a proposal over the summer, learn now about the process and guidelines.  

Red UNM Logo, gray text that says University Libraries and Open Educational ResourcesThe University of New Mexico Open Textbook Pilot Program is designed to support faculty with the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER materials into their courses to help increase student success. OER work, particularly OER authorship and development, can require additional effort on the part of instructors. This program was created to support their work.  

This program aims to support and encourage faculty to engage in new pedagogical models for classroom instruction while lowering the cost of college for students. Faculty, staff, graduate assistants, teaching assistants, and adjuncts are invited to apply. The full guidelines are on the OER Grant Program Library Guide. 

Learn about the program before you go on break for the summer. The library is offering two instructional sessions for faculty and instructors interested in learning more: 

  • Register for informational session one: Wednesday, April 24th from 1 – 2 p.m. 
  • Register for informational session two: Tuesday, April 30th from 1 –2 p.m. 

OER Consultations 

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You can also learn more about Creative Commons licensing by contacting the OER Librarian in the University libraries:

Jennifer Jordan 


Or you can schedule an appointment:

Explore OER Developments

Interested in keeping up with the latest developments in OER at UNM? Click the button down below to join the OER Initiative's mailing list. We will send information about upcoming OER-related opportunities, workshops, and events.