Faculty Work

Faculty Work

In 2019, the College of DuPage Board of Trustees resolved to fund a generous textbook affordability program that includes supporting COD faculty in the development of resources to replace traditionally published textbooks. Applications for this program are solicited in Fall and Spring and are reviewed by the OER Steering committee. Ongoing and completed projects are described below. Application process

OER Support Grants by Division 2019-2020

Arts, Communication, & Hospitality

Speech Communication

Project: Speech 1100 Textbook
Type: Group Project. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work; Course Ancillaries
Status: Completed. Exploring Communication in the Real World Current project: Ancillaries.
Implementation: Fall 2020 (Spring 21 Ancillaries.)
Projected Student Savings: $155,000 per academic year.


Business & Applied Technology

Office Technology

Project: OFTI 1203 Textbook replacement
Type: Individual. Research, developing resources list using copyrighted/Library resources.
Status: Current FA20. Spring 2021: pilot with students, revisions and additions.
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $7,200.00 per academic year


Counseling & Advising

Project: College 1105 Career Development textbook
Type: Individual. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work.
Status: Completed. Blueprint for Success in College: Career Decision Making
Implementation: FA 2020
Projected Student Savings: $45,600 per academic year

Project: College 1110 Communication Skills textbook
Type: Individual. Original Work.
Status: Completed
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $7,500.00 per year


Liberal Arts

English

Project: English 1101, 1102 Composition: Open teaching resources collection
Type: Group. Resource Development.
Status: Completed. English 1101, English 1102
Implementation: FA 2020
Projected Student Savings: $200,000 per year

Project: Education 1152, 1130 Poetry and Literature: Open teaching resources collection
Type: Individual. Resource Development.
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $10,000.00 per year

Project: English 1102 Teaching critical analysis and writing using book reviews
Type: Individual. Original work.
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $3,000.00 per year

Languages

Project: Spanish 1100 History of Spain textbook replacement
Type: Individual. Research and identification of free resources.
Status: Completed. Library perpetually-owned DRM-free text.
Implementation: FA 2020
Projected Student Savings: $2,000.00 per year


Nursing & Health Sciences

Anesthesia Technology

Project: Anesthesia Technology Program Textbook & Licensing Prep Guide
Type: Individual
Status: On hold
Implementation:
Projected Student Savings: $150,000 per student cohort

Medical Terminology

Project: Health 1100 Textbook
Type: Individual
Status: On hold
Implementation:
Projected Student Savings: $129,000 per year


Social and Behavioral Sciences & the Library

Early Childhood Education

Project: Early Childhood 1100 Textbook and Ancillary Materials
Type: Group. As-is adoption of published OER text recommended by NAEYC + Original work and ancillaries
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $21,000 per year

Education

Project: Education 1100 Textbook and Ancillary Materials
Type: Group. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work + Ancillaries
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2020 (pilot) SP 2021 implementation + Ancillaries
Projected Student Savings: $54,000 per year

Geography

Project: Geography 1100 World Geography textbook
Type: Group. Original work
Status: Completed. The Western world: Daily readings on geography
Implementation: FA 2020
Projected Student Savings: $50,000 per year.

Human Services

Project: Human Services 1125 Addictions Textbook
Type: Group. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $7,000 per year

Project: Human Services 2122 Group Dynamics Textbook
Type: Individual. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work + Pilot and Peer Review
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $10,000 per year

Justice Studies

Project: Justice 1151 Constitutional Law Textbook
Type: Group. Original work + Remix/Reuse of openly licensed sources
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $15,000 per year

Physical Education

Project: Physical Education 2210 Sociology of Sport Textbook
Type: Individual. Reuse/Remix of published OER texts, open access journals & books + pilot and editing, further research
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $8,000 per year

Psychology

Project: Psychology 1100 Textbook and Ancillary Materials
Type: Group. Reuse/Remix of published work (copyright recovered) + Original work + Accessibility formatting.
Status: Completed. Introduction to Psychology; Ancillary Materials
Implementation: FA 2020
Projected Student Savings: $100,000 per year

Sociology

Project: Sociology 2210 OER Textbook Ancillaries
Type: Individual. Development of Ancillary materials for an OER textbook
Status: Completed
Implementation: SP2020
Projected Student Savings: $20,000 per year (for OER textbook adoption)


Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

Chemistry

Project: Chemistry 1105 Textbook
Type: Individual. Research feasibility of OER texts.
Status: Completed (Faculty determined available OER requires major revision and development of lab experiences, new lab kits for students)
Implementation: None. Potential reapply for Remix/Reuse Project May 2021
Projected Student Savings: $78,000 per academic year.

Project: Chemistry 1211 Laboratory Manual
Type: Group. Original work. Editing and distribution to program faculty for peer review and pilot in courses.
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $47,000 per academic year.

Electronics Technology

Project: Electronics 1100 Textbook
Type: Individual. Original work + original figures, images + peer review and pilot.
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2020 (Pilot) Implementation SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $70,000 per academic year.

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