Open Textbook Grants

The Adopt an Open Textbook Grant is a WMU Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative program that provides a financial incentive for faculty and instructors to switch from traditional textbooks to high-quality, free open textbooks.

new Grant opportunity fall 2020

There will another opportunity to apply for an Adopt an Open Textbook Grant this fall. Watch for more information coming soon.

January 2020 grant recipients

In January 2020, twenty-one faculty and instructors were awarded nineteen $1,000 grants from the Western Michigan University Libraries to adopt open textbooks and content for their courses. Based on the textbooks that will be replaced and course enrollment, adopting open textbooks for these courses has the potential total savings of over $800,000 for 4,400 WMU students in 2020.

  • Jon D. Davis, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anthony DeFulio, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Famiano, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • David Flanagan, Management, Haworth College of Business
  • Guanyue Hong, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Jennifer Klauth, Mandy Cox, and Marian Tripplett, Social Work, College of Health and Human Services
  • Megan Kowalske, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anita Li, Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Colin MacCreery, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Adam Matthews, Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Leah Omilion-Hodges, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nicholas Padilla, Geography, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anna Popkova, Communication, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Doris Ravotas, Interdisciplinary Health Programs, College of Health and Human Services
  • John Saillant, History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Wuwei Shen, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Mercedes Tubino-Blanco, Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Inna Voytsekhivska, Accountancy, Haworth College of Business
  • Michelle Weemhoff, Social Work, College of Health and Human Service

Questions

For more information or questions about this grant, contact: