The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2023 OER Grant Programs: 2023 Faculty OER Mini-Grants and 2023 Institutional OER Grants.
The M.O.S.T. Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program is designed to strategically support faculty efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at Maryland’s 2-year and 4-year higher education institutions through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. The 2023 M.O.S.T. faculty mini-grants will provide recipients with unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER and the creation of OER in high-need areas. This year, 8 faculty grantees were selected from five 2- and 4-year Maryland public higher education institutions, with a potential impact on 1,000 students in AY 2023-2024, and potential savings of over $70,000.
M.O.S.T. also awarded Institutional OER Grants to Stevenson University and Towson University to support strategic institutional efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through more systemic incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. These grants will support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success institution-wide.
In addition to the fiscal awards, grantees will be provided with extensive professional development, technical support, and coaching to ensure that their projects successfully incorporate learning-centered pedagogies and continuous quality improvement.
Since launching in 2014, M.O.S.T. has supported 197 courses at 28 institutions across Maryland switched to OER, saving students $138 per course on average or approximately $20.6 million cumulatively, and serving nearly 120,000 students across Maryland.
2023 Institutional OER Grant Recipients
- Stevenson University
- Towson University
2023 Faculty OER Mini-Grant Recipients
|Gonzalo Baptista||Morgan State University||Spanish 102: Elementary Spanish||Create, Revise, and Publish|
|Joanna Bartow||St. Mary's College of Maryland||Accelerated Elementary Spanish||Adopt/Adapt|
|Cristina Cardona||Community College of Baltimore County||ERSC/GEOG 141 and 142 Oceanography||Adopt/Adapt|
|Negin Fouladi||University of Maryland, College Park||HLSA 601 Introduction to Health Systems||Create/Revise/Publish|
|Kamal Hennayake||Chesapeake College||Introduction to Statistics||Adopt/Adapt|
|Patsy McKenzie||Allegany College of Maryland||Psychology 199- Thanatos (Death and Dying)||Create/Revise/Publish|
|Derek Richardson||University of Maryland, College Park||ASTR120 (Introductory Astrophysics - Solar System)||Adopt/Adapt|
|Jill Vasbinder Morrison||University of Maryland Baltimore County||Dance History I: Cultural and Classical Forms||Create/Revise/Publish|