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Open Textbook Pilot Program

During the 2024-2025 Academic Year, the OER initiative at UNM has the potential to save students between $466,000 and $486,000 based on historic enrollments and textbook prices. This fall, the University Libraries would like the savings to continue. The University of New Mexico Open Textbook Pilot Program is holding its annual call for proposals for OER adoption, adaptation, and creation grants. This program is designed to support faculty, instructors, and graduate students with the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER materials into their courses as a way to increase student success.  

OER work, particularly OER authorship and development, can require a high level of effort on the part of instructors. Register for this session to receive information about the program: 

  • Find out more about the application process;
  • Learn about the evaluation process for applications;
  • Discover OER research methods and repositories;
  • Ask questions of the OER Librarian.

Information session dates:

The deadline to submit applications for the second annual Open Textbook Pilot Program is October 1st, 2024. These proposals will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the OER Working Group. Work in this program should begin in the spring and/or summer of 2025.

The following library guide for the grant program contains more details and the link to fill out an application: goto.unm.edu/oerotp

Related LibGuide: OER Grant Program @ UNM by Jennifer Jordan

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:

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