$221,769
Student savings from 2018-19, the first year of the Oregon Tech Libraries Open educational resource pilot project. 

An individual student taking one of the supported classes in the pilot program saved $211.89 on text materials.
$259,870
Student savings from 2019-20, the first year of the Oregon Tech Libraries Open educational resource pilot project. 

An individual student taking one of the supported classes in the pilot program saved $175.87 on text materials.
Library Sponsored Grant Recipients
The library has given money to the following people to adapt, adopt, or create open or low and no cost resources for one or more courses.
Recipient Course(s) Year(s)
Addie Clark Che 315, 201, 202 2018, 2019
Kamal Gandi Bio 213, 345 2018
Randall Paul Math 451, 452, 453 2018, 2019
Travis Lund Che 331, 332, 333 2018
Terri Torres Math 361, 362 2018, 2019
Sharon Beaudry Bus 349, Psy 347, BUS 478 2018, 2019, 2020
Amber Lancaster Wri 327, Wri 227 2018, 2020
Kyle Chapman Soc 204 2018
James Hulse RCP 561, 565, 575 2018
MariaLynn Kessler Psy 311, 313 2018
Rosanna Overhoser Math 361 2018
Kathleen Adams Rural Considerations in Substance Abuse 2019
Christy VanRooyen CHE 101, 104 2019
Philip Howard CST 229 2019
Eklas Hossain ENGR 267 2019
Jared Emard MGT 322, BUS 215 2019, 2020
Franny Howes Wri 227 2020
Susan Rauch Wri 227 2020
Matt Frye Wri 227 2020
Seth Anthony CHE 201, CHE 202 2020
Chesea Gustafson CHE 201, CHE 202, CHE 221, CHE 222, CHE 223 2020
Laurie Yates BUS 456 2020
Alishia Huntoon Psy 331 2020
Textbook Affordability Taskforce
The Textbook affordability taskforce will complete a plan by 2021 to increase text and material affordability at Oregon Tech. Check here for updates and information as it becomes available.
  • Baseline survey January 2020 -- See a presentation on the survey results.
  • Goal setting March 2020
  • Draft available Summer 2020 -- viewable by people with an @oit.edu email
  • Review and comment period Fall 2020
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OER Day events
Oregon Tech Libraries have supported events for OER days in 2019 and 2020. These events include faculty presentations, opportunities to get involved, and to provide feedback on related initiatives at the university. 
Apply for support in 2020
The library is once again supporting faculty to adapt, adopt, or create low and no cost text alternatives for your courses. applications currently closed.
Call for proposals
  • Adapt and adopt - $500
  • Create - $1,000
Open Oregon Funded Faculty projects
2015 Alishia Huntoon
2017 Addie Clark
2019 Christy VanRooyen
OER Coordinator

Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

John Schoppert

Contact Dawn for more information about these initiatives and to find resources your classes can use
Open Educational Resources at Oregon Tech
2019 OER Champion Awards from Open Oregon Educational Resources included two Oregon Tech faculty.

Clark, A., & Lowe-Wincentsen, D. (2019). Sciences and Technology Open Resources: A Collaborative Effort Between Libraries and Faculty. OLA Quarterly, 24(3), 6-12. https://doi.org/10.7710/1093-7374.1949 

Lowe-Wincentsen, D. Chu, H. Kunda, S. Trunnell, C. Gayton, J. (2019) A Community Based Collaborative of Oer Programs. International Journal of Open Educational Resources. 2 (1) 137-156.

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