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Faculty stipends will be awarded through a competitive process, where individual and small groups of faculty members will submit grant proposals outlining the work required to adopt, adapt, or create OER materials for a chosen course to an OER Selection Committee. The selection criteria will be roughly modeled off of the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Open Educational Resources (OER) individual/small group grant selection criteria, where courses with high student enrollments and/or high textbook costs, GT Pathways and Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA) courses, and essential learning courses will be favored over upper-level, low enrollment courses. 

We plan to offer the following levels of incentive funding to the CMU faculty to encourage them to adopt, adapt, or create OER for their courses:

Level 1: Adoption of an existing OER text with zero or minimal adaptation required (individual): $750
Level 2: Adoption of an existing OER text with more extensive adaptation required (individual): $3,500
Level 3: Creation of a new OER text (individual): $5,000
Level 4: Adoption of an existing OER text with more extensive adaptation required (small group): $7,000