OFD Newsletter: September 21, 2020

Open Textbook Grant at NC State

The Open Textbook Grant at NC State is a collaboration between the Libraries, DELTA, and Wolfpack Outfitters. NC State University has partnered with Rice University’s OpenStax as a new member of its Institutional Partner Program. OpenStax is the largest provider of no-cost Open Educational Resources (OER) in the U. S. The OpenStax Institutional Partner Program is for institutions ready to make an impact on campus by dedicating the necessary time and resources to work alongside faculty and utilize OER to drive student success, retention, and completion. OER course materials are available at no cost to faculty, and they allow you to adapt and redistribute the content with no or limited restrictions so that you can modify and disseminate the resources in ways that fit your and your student’s needs.

Apply for an Open Textbook Grant

The NC State Open Textbook Grants are a faculty incentive initiative encouraging the use of open textbooks while maintaining high quality course design and instruction. We invite proposals from individual faculty and departmental groups for projects to explore and adopt open textbooks. You can read the full Call for Proposals document here.

Available Grants:

Review an Open Textbook
Find an open textbook that would be appropriate for your class or a class in your department and review it. Post your review on the Open Textbook Library.

Adapt/Adopt an Open Textbook
Redesign your course to incorporate an open textbook. The textbook can be adopted as-is or remixed (rearranged, edited, or combined with other materials) to better fit class topics and presentation order. The textbook must be the required textbook -OR- there must be no required textbook.

Department/Group Adoption
Choose open textbooks for three or more classes and adopt them as the assigned textbook for the classes by Fall 2020. This can include adapting open textbooks to better fit class topics and presentation order. The textbooks must be the required textbooks for each class -OR- there must be no required textbook for those classes. The successful application will include at least five faculty and at least three courses from the department.

You must apply using the online application form by December 10th, 2020.

Do you want to know more about how open education can benefit you and your students? Do you want to learn how OER has been used by other faculty at NC State? Click here to find out more.

Applications Open: Intercultural Development Inventory Initiative

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity at NC State University invites applications for the Inaugural Intercultural Development Inventory Initiative!

The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence that is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to build intercultural competence to achieve international and domestic diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.

Please visit this link to learn about the initiative from the IDI Champion Team: Intercultural Development Initiative (IDI) Pilot Video.

Please visit this link to apply for the initiative: Intercultural Development Initiative (IDI) Information and Application Form.

The application period will be open between September 7th – 30th, with anticipated notification of acceptance into the pilot program by October 20th.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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