The cost of textbooks is a significant burden to the success of many University of Houston students. As part of the University’s initiative to help mitigate the high cost of textbooks, the UH Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP) awards UH instructors who adopt, modify, or create an open or alternative textbook in their courses.
Nearly 50 guests attended last week’s Emerging Trends in Educational Technology presentation focusing on ATIP and open educational resources (OER). Presenters included OER coordinator Ariana Santiago as well as UH faculty who have implemented alternative textbooks.
UH Libraries is now accepting applications for the 2019 – 2020 ATIP. Instructors of record for a Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 course are encouraged to apply by March 29, 2019. Awards of between $500 and $2500 will be made based on the estimated financial impact for students, type of alternative textbook project, and overall feasibility of the proposal.