The University of New Mexico Open Textbook Pilot Program is designed to support faculty with the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER materials into their courses as a way to increase student success. OER work, particularly OER authorship and development, can require additional effort on the part of instructors, so this program was created to support their work.
This program aims to:
Faculty interested in participating in the Open Textbook Pilot (OTP) at UNM can complete the following directions:
Faculty interested in applying will also be able to attend any of the three online informational sessions hosted by the OER Librarian. The first two sessions will be informational about OER in general and this program specifically. The final session will be held in a Q&A format for interested applicants.
The application form for this program will be accessible only to UNM employees.
You can also receive program updates by sharing your email address and joining our mailing list. We'll keep you informed of OER initiatives and events at UNM!
To support faculty development and integration of quality, open-access materials into UNM courses. The sections below describe the types of fundable OTP Projects. In addition to these descriptions, you can also determine the scope of your project, using the information located on the OER Scoping and Workflow page.
The following types of projects may be submitted for funding.
Where an existing open textbook or course materials is available for adoption and can be integrated into a UNM course without significant revision or additions. Faculty will integrate the newly adopted materials, similar to adopting and integrating any new textbook into an existing UNM course, but without publisher support.
Where a single suitable textbook or course materials is not available to meet the needs of a course, but multiple existing texts or sets of OER materials can be adapted, combined, compiled and integrated into a course, as above, with slight to moderate changes to the original content.
Where suitable texts or existing materials cannot be readily adapted, combined, compiled, and integrated into an existing course, without significant modifications or additions. Faculty may develop a textbook or course materials to meet the needs of a course by: