Proposals will be evaluated using a rubric that balances the following criteria:
The proposals objectives are clearly articulated and well planned. The rationale for approaching the project is clear and the applicant has reflected on the work necessary to make the project a success.
The proposal clearly and convincingly articulates how their open text will significantly impact individual courses, address disciplinary gaps in open content, and/or impact student learning
The combination of previous textbook costs, student enrollment, frequency of the course offered means that the OER is likely to create extensive cost savings for students.
Feasibility and sustainability
The proposal’s timeline is feasible and clearly aligns with the work required to complete the proposed project. Proposal provides a clear plan for revising and updating content, both minor and major revisions.
Inclusiveness and cultural relevance
The proposal clearly demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through an exploration of the following: including diverse perspectives, serving populations disproportionately affected by textbook costs, and/or making the OER accessible for all students.
The proposal addresses principles of Universal Design, user experience and accessibility for students with disabilities.
The assessment plan addresses how both the OERs quality and student learning outcomes will be addressed
Letters of support
The application includes strong letters of support from the department chair or similar person with knowledge of the proposed project.