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M.O.S.T. Announces High-impact OER Mini-Grants to 42 Awardees

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program.  This year, 42 grantees were selected from seventeen 2- and 4-year Maryland public higher education institutions, with a potential impact to approximately 8,000 students in Fall 2019.

The High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program is designed to strategically support Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice.  The goals of the M.O.S.T. OER Mini-Grant program are to impact student success through:

  • OER adoption in high enrollment courses;
  • OER scaling projects that lead to the development of OER pathways; and
  • OER creation in high-need areas.

In addition to projects awarded in the areas of adopting, adapting, and scaling OER, this year, the program launched a new Create OER category to target OER creation projects in high-need disciplines and meta-disciplines to fill gaps in existing OER content.

Grantees from postsecondary institutions across Maryland will receive mini-grants to support their OER projects. In addition to providing grantees with guidance on implementing high-quality OER into their courses, grantees will also receive professional development to ensure that their courses incorporate learning-centered pedagogies and continuous quality improvement.

Since its launch in 2017, the M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program has supported 50 projects across 21 Maryland public higher education institutions, with a cumulative savings of $4 million for approximately 24,000 students.  Learn more about the 2017 and 2018 grantees.

2019 High-impact M.O.S.T. OER Mini-Grantees


    Grantee and OER Course Adoption

Anne Arundel Community College

  • Audra Butler, ACA 100 Student Success Seminar
  • Krista White, BIO 230 Structure and Function of the Human Body

Baltimore City Community College

  • Kathleen Berlyn, BIO 212L Microbiology Laboratory
  • Rebecca Johns-Hackett and Baba Zak Kondo, H 111 African American History Since 1865
  • Lance Mauck, HLF 201 Personal and Community Health
  • Brandon Myers, MAT 86 Integrated Pre- and Introductory Algebra and MAT 92 Intermediate Algebra
  • Carole Quine, RENG 92 Reading and English Skills II
  • Malathi Radhakrishnan, BIO 103 General Botany
  • Nataliya Reznichenko, MAT 128 Precalculus I: College Algebra and MAT 129 Precalculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

Bowie State University

  • Shakil Rabbi, English 101 Expository Writing
  • Carolyn Shuttlesworth, African American Literature I and African American Literature II
  • Horacio Sierra, ENGL 301: English Literature I and ENGL 302: English Literature II

Carroll Community College

  • Eric Hess, PSYC 101 General Psychology

Community College of Baltimore County

  • Stacie Miller, ESOL 054 ESOL Academic Reading
  • Sara Osman, ESOL 052 Academic ESOL Writing
  • Radhakrishnan Palaniswamy, College Algebra
  • Lauren Pollak, English 102 College Composition II

Coppin State University

  • Blessing Diala-Ogamba, World Literature
  • Deidre Ferron, SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology
  • Christa Gilliam, SOWK 360 Social Welfare Policy II
  • Julie Manley, PSYC 335 Developmental Psychology
  • Victoria Miller, Principles of Marketing
  • Rolande Murray, ORIE 101; ENGL 101; PSYC 201; and SPCH 105

Frederick Community College

  • Diana Culp, Foundations of Emergency Management; Emergency Management Coordination; Leadership and Management; Planning and Response;
    Emergency Management Mitigation; and Recovery and Assessment

Garrett College

  • Christa Bowser, ENG101 Comp I-Expository Writing; ENG091 Prep for College Writing Lab; MAT105 College Algebra; CIS106 Intro to Cybersecurity;
    BIO130 Principles of Nutrition; BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology;
    JRN101 Journalism and Media Studies

Hagerstown Community College

  • Suzannah Moran, ANT 201 Cultural Anthropology
  • Veronica Stein, BIO 116 Anatomy & Physiology; BIO 113/114 Biology;
    BIO 119 Biology for Allied Health); CHM 101 Chemistry; and CHM 103/104

Harford Community College

  • Laura Hutton, Materials & Curriculum for Early Childhood and Introduction to Special Education & the Young Child

Howard Community College

  • Anjula Batra, SPCH 175 Business Communications and BMGT 100
    Introduction to Business
  • Crystal Walker, SPCH100 Proseminar in Communication Studies and SPCH 115 Intercultural Communication
  • Mari Wepprecht, SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • Rosemary Williams, HIST 111 American History to 1877 and HIST 112 American History since 1877

Prince George's Community College

  • Barbara Warschawski, Introduction to Business
  • Milledge Mosby, Introduction to Marketing
  • Deirdre Thompson, General Psychology

Salisbury University

  • Rebecca Anthony, SOWK 309 Privilege and Oppression

Towson University

  • Maureen Yarnevich, MATH 119 Calculus

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Ben Payne, DATA 601 Introduction to Data Science

University of Baltimore

  • Terese Thonus, WRIT 300 Composition and Research

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

  • Madan Kharel, PHAR 681 Vitamins and Minerals