Adoption Mini-Grant Awards
Date of Release: March 14, 2019
Priority Consideration Deadline: April 15, 2019
SUBMIT PROPOSALS HERE:
The Ohio Open Ed Collaborative (OOEC) is offering mini-grant awards to recognize the efforts of Ohio higher education institutions that have participated in the project and to help promote adoption of OOEC course packages throughout the state. Successful awards will implement OOEC course packages and reduce the current cost of textbooks for students.
The OOEC is funded through the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Innovation Grant with the goal of supporting the development and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) in an effort to reduce the cost of textbooks for students. The project is led by North Central State College in collaboration with Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, OhioLINK and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges representing an additional 15 community colleges. Members from grant partners construct the OOEC steering committee. Work has been funded through July 2020.
Teams of faculty and librarians have been creating, curating, and reviewing 23 OER courses: 22 primarily high-enrollment courses mapped to Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) and Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) objectives, and one upper-level math course that is not TAG/OTM. OOEC course packages, with OTM and TAG designations, include the following:
Available in Fall 2019:
To access OOEC course packages and learn more about the project, visit https://ohiolink.oercommons.org/hubs/OOEC.
There are two types of awards: partnering-institution awards and consortium awards.
Community College, Southern State Community College, Stark State College, Terra State Community College, and Washington State Community College. Each of the aforementioned partner institutions are guaranteed one award up to $6,000 with completion of the criteria found in this RFP and sign-off by the OOEC steering committee, based on availability of funds.
Proposals should support one or more of the following goals:
Upon conclusion, funded projects will submit a report that addresses adoption outcomes, metrics and impact, and best practices. These reports will be used as a case study to help faculty adoption throughout the state. Templates will be provided.
Funded awards should encourage adoption of OOEC course materials and could employ a combination of strategies including:
The OOEC steering committee is funding projects to implement OOEC courses. Please note that because OOEC courses are designed as modules, content can be adopted in full or part. The goal is to reduce costs of current textbooks and supplemental materials. Applicants must submit the following:
Proposals must be submitted through the following links to be considered by the OOEC steering committee.
Upon submission, the OOEC steering committee will review proposals and assess based on the type of award:
North Central State College, the OOEC project lead and fiscal agent, will be responsible for administering grant agreements and funds, as well as managing each award. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges will assist with coordinating proposals, award communication, and final reporting.
The priority consideration deadline for proposals is April 15, 2019. See below timeline for more information.
Application and Review Period:
Please note all project activity must be completed by May 2020; invoice for consortium awards must be submitted by June 1, 2020.
Please contact Garratt Weber, the Assistant Director of the Success Center at the Ohio Association of Community Colleges at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-221-6222.