VCU Libraries, the Office of the Provost, the ALT Lab and Online@VCU, and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Academic Technologies, and Barnes and Noble @ VCU partner for awards which support faculty adoption of zero-cost resources and creation of openly-licensed alternatives to expensive textbooks.
Awards are granted in three categories:
Additional information is available at:
As a part of the VCU Affordable Course Content Awards, faculty are supported by program partners in the adoption, adaption, and creation of free and open materials. All VCU can also take advantage of these avenues of support by contacting the relevant department. Potential support includes:
VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia, Virginia's academic library consortium) offers the VIVA Open Grants to help support faculty looking to adopt, adapt, and create free course content.
VCU Libraries is eager to work with faculty in applying for grant funds, identifying multi-institutional partners, and serving as project partners. Interested faculty should contact Jessica Kirschner, Open Educational Resources Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the VIVA Open Grants program: