Guest post by Kristina De Voe, English and communication librarian, with the Open Education Group
The Temple University Libraries are happy to announce our 2023 Textbook Affordability Project grant award recipients:
- Norma Corrales-Martin, Spanish and Portuguese, College of Liberal Arts
- Marni Cueno, Psychology, Temple University Japan
- Graham Dobereiner, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
- Anne Frankel, Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Public Health
- Shuchen Susan Huang, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies, College of Liberal Arts
- Marian Makins, Greek and Roman Classics, College of Liberal Arts
- Peter Marshall, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
- Mike McGlin, Greek and Roman Classics, College of Liberal Arts
- Adrienne Shaw, Media Studies and Production, Klein College of Media and Communication
- Jingwei Wu, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health
These course instructors have all committed to introducing open educational practices in their classrooms during the upcoming academic year and will be moving forward with project plans to adopt zero-cost learning materials into their courses.
As part of the grant, awardees will complete training over the summer, participating in a learning community in which they will increase their awareness around open textbooks, open educational practices, and affordable learning materials. They will also have opportunities to develop their projects.
The Textbook Affordability Project (TAP) is a grant program that awards funds to Temple faculty members who make their courses more affordable for their students by replacing costly educational resources with library-licensed materials or open educational resources (OER), including open textbooks. Alternatively, faculty can receive funds for engaging in other open educational practices, like creating learning objects or replacing a traditional assignment with renewable assignments that center students as creators of knowledge. The call for applications goes out annually in the spring.
Since 2011, The TAP has granted awards to over 100 faculty across nearly every discipline at Temple University and saved students over one million dollars.