USM Kirwan Center Releases M.O.S.T. Mini-Grant Development Guide

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In Spring 2017, the University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center launched the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative High-impact OER Mini-Grant program to target high-enrollment general education courses with existing high-quality OER.  A call for proposals was sent out to Maryland public two- and four-year institutions, resulting in 66 applications and 21 awarded mini-grants for Fall 2017 project implementation.  By targeting high-impact, high-enrollment projects, the Mini-Grant program has the potential to impact over 8,000 students with over $1.3 million in textbook savings in Fall 2017.  To support the creation of institutional and system-wide OER mini-grant programs, the Kirwan Center has released a new resource documenting the development of the M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Mini-Grant program, with examples of the documents and rubrics created.  Learn more about the M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program Guide.