Student Organizing, Inc.

For Promoting Faculty Adoption Of Open Textbooks

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2016
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
Through its Student Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) program, Student Organizing, Inc. leads a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the high cost of textbooks and simultaneously build demand for solutions—most importantly, open textbooks and OER. The Student PIRGs will continue to work with students to catalyze campus action around OER, focus student energy on strategies to bring about greater market demand for campus and institutional reforms that lead to faculty adoption of OER, and promote the concept of a zero textbook cost degree. Their work will drive increased adoption of OER in higher education and help equalize access to education for all learners.
About the Grantee
Address
294 Washington St, Suite 500Boston, MA 02108
Boston, MA 02108
Grants to this Grantee
for promoting faculty adoption of open textbooks and OER  
Through its Student Public Interest Research Group program, Student Organizing, Inc. leads a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the high cost of textbooks and simultaneously build demand for solutions — most importantly, open textbooks and OER. The students will focus campus action on strategies that will bring about greater market demand for institutional reforms that lead to faculty adoption of OER. This work will educate decision makers and develop new champions for OER, building faculty-student networks that will accelerate and sustain OER adoption across the country.
for promoting faculty adoption of open textbooks  
Through its Student Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) program, Student Organizing, Inc. leads a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the high cost of textbooks and simultaneously build demand for solutions—most importantly, open textbooks and OER. The Student PIRGs will continue to work with students to catalyze campus action around OER, focus student energy on strategies to bring about greater market demand for campus and institutional reforms that lead to faculty adoption of OER, and promote the concept of a zero textbook cost degree. Their work will drive increased adoption of OER in higher education and help equalize access to education for all learners.
for promoting faculty adoption of open textbooks  
For the past decade, through its Student Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) program, Student Organizing Inc. has led a nationwide effort to raise awareness of overpriced textbooks while building demand for solutions—most importantly, open textbooks and OER. The Student PIRGs would continue to work with students to catalyze campus action around OER; focus student energy on strategies to bring about market demand for campus and institutional reforms that lead to faculty adoption of OER, and promote the concept of a zero-textbook-cost degree. This work will drive adoption of OER in higher education to equalize access to education for all learners.

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