An opportunity is available for University of Houston faculty to apply for a grant for the creation and implementation of open educational resources (OER). OER are teaching, learning, or research resources that are in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits the free use, adaptation, and redistribution of the resource by any person.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) OER Grant Program is a competitive program that provides grants to selected individual or teams of faculty at Texas public institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses using only OER. The THECB expects to award two categories of grant awards under this request for application:
- Development Grants: A maximum of $25,000 to faculty or teams of faculty to develop new or substantially improve existing OER for one or more high-enrollment Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) courses, focused on TCC courses that account for the majority of credits transferred among institutions. These grants should be matched with contributions from the institution or institutions (contributions can be in-kind).
- Implementation Grants: A maximum of $5,000 to faculty or teams of faculty to support the substantial redesign of one or more TCC courses to incorporate OER. Contingent upon the amount of appropriation available, the THECB expects to award approximately five to six Development Grants and 20 to 25 Implementation Grants for the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
Applications must be submitted on or before June 15, 2020.