Due by December 20th, 2018
Awards will be announced January 18th, 2019
SUNY Potsdam has received funding from SUNY to encourage the use of Open Educational Resources on our campus. “Open Educational Resources (OER)” are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others.” Please refer to https://textbooks.opensuny.org/ for more information on the SUNY initiative.
Our faculty can get involved in this project and are eligible for funding to convert courses to OER format. Preference will be given to courses that are high-enrollment, have a high textbook price or are part of the General Education program. The application to participate is available below and you can get further information by contacting
Esta Tovstiadi ( firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Jeffery - email@example.com
All funded faculty must teach at least one course of a minimum of 3 credits. These include lectures, seminars and labs that require texts for student use. In the case of courses with multiple faculty across sections: all faculty members that commit to the OER initiative can be awarded. This would not be limited to coordinators of courses. Funds must be expended in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Please fill out the application located here: https://goo.gl/forms/BtSGuVu5DblLfnJY2
Faculty member commits to:
Faculty Grants, Fall 2018
SUNY Potsdam is participating in a SUNY initiative aimed at increasing the use of OER. As part of this, we are offering grants to faculty interested in adopting or creating OER. For more information, see:
For more information contact:
TopHat and SUNY Potsdam Partnership
Campus is partnering with TopHat to provide our faculty and students with access to TopHat, a tool for digital classroom engagement as well as a platform for using and publishing OER. For more information, see: http://www.potsdam.edu/faculty/CCI/82918news or contact the CCI at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Online Training Opportunities
SUNY OER Services is offering several online training opportunities for faculty who wish to learn more about OER. We can also schedule on campus workshops through SUNY OER Services. For more information, see: http://commons.suny.edu/sunyoercommunitycourse/