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Open Western OER Fellowship Program

Information about the OER Fellowship program, including application information and the workshop information for participants.

About the Open Western OER Fellowship Program

The Open Western Fellowship program is designed to provide support for faculty in identifying and customizing existing OER and/or creating new OER to align with your course. This work includes creating a custom or localized edition of an existing open textbook, creating a new open textbook or course shell, and creating any necessary ancillary materials (e.g. assessments, slide decks, videos, interactive media). This program is funded through a grant provided by the WTCS and the State of Wisconsin to promote the development and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance student learning experiences, reduce textbook costs, and promote equitable access to educational materials. 

We are excited to support innovative and compelling projects that showcase the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) in enriching our students' educational experiences and contributing to our college's commitment to academic excellence, equity, and accessibility. 

Grant awards range from $1500-$3000 and projects were proposed for completion during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years. The application is now closed and all grant funds allocated. Please review the application materials and contact with any questions.  If you are interested in future grant funding opportunities, please complete the interest form included on the application page.

OER Fellowship Information Session Recording (November 2023)

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