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Open Educational Resources: Current Year Grant Recipients

A guide for faculty to assist with finding and adopting quality Open Educational Resources that help reduce the cost of course materials for students

FALL 2021 Grant Recipients

Posted January 31, 2022


In October 2021, the Viking OER and Textbook Affordability Initiative invited faculty members to apply for $500 mini grants to support "zero cost" courses, where the total cost of course materials for students is $0. Instructors who had developed "zero cost" courses and are teaching those courses in Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 were eligible to apply for the award by November 15, 2021. 

Congratulations to the 7 recipients of this year's awards, who are as follows:

Faculty Department  
 Erkan Toraman   Geological Sciences   
 Sara Mana  Geological Sciences   
 Sara Moore  Sociology   
 Timothy Eddy  Psychology   
 Ripp Daniell  Management  
 Amy Smith  Media and Communications   
 Brad Hubeny  Geological Sciences  


We also awarded 4 faculty who are forming a Faculty Learning Community for Spring 2022. Those members are:

Faculty Department  
 Rebecca Haines   Media and Communications   
 Severin Kitanov  Philosophy   
 Amanda Berman   Music and Dance    
 Lauren Torlone  Media and Communications