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More CMU MORE Individual/Small Group Request for Proposals:

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for incentive funding from the 2023-24 Colorado Open Educational Resources (OER) CMU institutional grant entitled More CMU MORE: More Colorado Mesa University Maverick Open Resource Educators. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Eligibility and incentives

All CMU and CMU Tech faculty members, including tenured/tenure-track professors, full-time 0.8 instructors, and part-time adjunct lecturers, are eligible to submit a grant proposal. Levels of incentive funding are available to the faculty to encourage them to adopt, adapt, or create OER for their courses. Stipends are awarded through a competitive process, where individual and small groups of faculty members will submit proposals outlining the work required to adopt, adapt, and/or create the OER materials to an OER Selection Committee. 

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Selection process

The OER Selection Committee was formed with the purpose of evaluating the merit of the faculty grant proposals for incentive funding. The OER Selection Committee will complete the selection process near the end of the spring 2024 semester in early-May so that the successful grantees can begin their work shortly after the summer break begins.

Proposal application requirements

​To apply for an individual/small group grant, complete the More CMU MORE Individual/Small Group Request for Proposals form. The completed form will include the following information:

  1. Project Title
  2. Applicant name(s) and rank
  3. Relevant course(s), and frequency of course offering, impacted by this grant proposal
  4. Current or previous textbook title and/or other course material and costs of current or previous textbook and/or materials
  5. Level of support requested
  6. Plan for how the applicant(s) expects to use the grant money to adopt, adapt, or develop OER to replace the current or previous textbooks and/or other course materials
  7. List of materials that will be developed or produced should this grant proposal be funded
  8. The way the grant recipient will evaluate the use of the OER developed using this internal grant
  9. Identification of librarian or instructional designer trained in OER to support this OER initiative for which the grant is requested

Submit your proposal for this funding cycle by Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Submit your application

Each proposal will need to include the projected number of students affected by the adoption, adaptation, or creation of OER materials, based on enrollment data from prior semesters, and the total cost savings for the course(s) based on these projections

Grantees will be required to submit a final report to the Office of Academic Affairs by July 1, 2025, which will include the actual total cost savings for the course(s) where OER materials have been implemented. Additionally, this report should include the DFW rates for the course(s), which should be compared to DFW rates from prior semesters, when possible. In Essential Learning courses that assess student learning outcomes, the relevant data should be included and compared to prior semesters, when possible.

OER expert assistance

Each proposal (for Levels 2-4) will include a librarian or instructional designer trained as an OER expert as part of the project, where they will oversee the licensing and publication of the adapted or created OER material. This OER trained librarian or instructional designer can assist the project faculty in facilitating best practices in course design, obtaining the correct Creative Commons open license and in publishing the adapted or created OER material at the completion of the project. These OER trained librarians and instructional designers will receive incentive funding for their efforts at a rate of $500 per project, which will be paid at the completion of the project and is in addition to the funding-levels previously referenced. 

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