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. Process to Request Support

OER Support Grants by Division 2019-2022

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.

Project: Culinary 1173
Type: Group Project. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work; Course Ancillaries
Status: Current
Implementation: Pilot FA21, Full Implementation Spring 2022
Projected Student Savings: $8,000 per academic year.


Business & Applied Technology

Office Technology

Project: OFTI 1203 Textbook replacement
Type: Individual. Zero-Textbook Cost: research, developing resources list using copyrighted/Library resources.
Status: Current FA20. Spring 2021: pilot with students, revisions and additions.
Implementation: Full implementation SU 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

Project: College 1115 Study Skills Development Textbook
Type: Individual. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work.
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2022
Projected Student Savings: $22,500 per year


Liberal Arts

Art

Project: Art 2211, 2212, 2213: Open teaching resources collection
Type: Fast Track. Group. Resource List Development.
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2021
Projected Student Savings: $30,000 per year

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

Project: English 1130 Literature
Type: Group. Resource Development. Fast Track
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2021
Projected Student Savings: $18,000 per year

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

Project: English 2262
Type: Individual. Resource List Development. Fast Track.
Status: Current
Implementation: SU 2021
Projected Student Savings: $1,500 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

Project: Spanish 2251, 2251 Spanish Language
Type: Group. As-is adoption + Student study resources
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2021
Projected Student Savings: $8,000.00 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: Completed (link)
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: Completed (link)
Implementation: FA 2020 (pilot) SP 2021 implementation + Ancillaries
Projected Student Savings: $54,000 per year

Geography

Project: Geography 1100 World Geography textbook (Western World)
Type: Group. Original work
Status: Completed. The Western world: Daily readings on geography
Implementation: FA 2021
Projected Student Savings: $50,000 per year.

Project: Geography 1100 World Geography textbook (Eastern World)
Type: Group. Original work
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2022
Projected Student Savings: $20,000 per year.

Human Services

Project: Human Services 1100 Textbook
Type: Group. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work
Status: Under Review
Implementation:
Projected Student Savings:

Project: Human Services 1125 Addictions Textbook
Type: Group. Reuse/Remix of published OER text + Original work
Status: Completed Foundations of Addictions Studies
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

Project: Human Services 2279
Type: Individual. Fast Track: Resource List Development
Status: Current
Implementation: SU 2021
Projected Student Savings: $7,500 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: Completed (.pdf storage)
Implementation: SP 2021
Projected Student Savings: $70,000 per academic year.

Project: Electronics 1100 Textbook Ancillaries
Type: Individual.
Status: Current
Implementation: FA 2021
Projected Student Savings: Ancillaries: $10,000 per academic year.

Engineering

Project: Engineering 2210
Type: Individual. Remix/Reuse + Original Writing
Status: Current
Implementation: SU 2021 pilot, FA 2021 Full implementation
Projected Student Savings: $8,000 per academic year.

Mathematics

Project: Mathematics 1431 & 2231
Type: Individual. Remix/Reuse + Study and homework platform
Status: Current
Implementation: SP 2021 pilot, FA 2021 Full implementation
Projected Student Savings: $48,000 per academic year.

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