Proposals sought for open educational resource projects

The Office of the Provost is seeking proposals from faculty for projects to adapt, adopt or author open educational resources (OER) for an existing course. 

Open Educational Resources are high-quality curricular materials such as textbooks, lab notebooks, videos, quizzes or other ancillary items that are freely accessible to faculty and students.

These materials allow other faculty and students to retain, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute them, free of charge. Typically, the only requirement is that attribution must be made to the original creator/author.

Information about open education resources, including where to locate peer-reviewed resources, can be found in this University Library System Course & Subject Guide on Open Educational Resources. You can also learn more about recently funded grants on the Open Education Resources Grants 2021 page. 

The submission deadline is April 1, 2022 and can be submitted by any Pitt faculty member. Projects are expected to be completed and OER implemented during the fall or spring term of the 2022-2023 academic year. Awardees will be notified no later than April 15.

Cohort-based workshops on a variety of relevant topics will be provided to grant recipients over summer 2022, and support will be available as needed during the duration of the grant period to assist with selecting, developing, and/or integrating your materials into your course.