The NJIT Open and Affordable Textbook (OAT) Program began in 2017 with the goal of encouraging NJIT faculty to redesign their courses using open textbooks, free or low-cost materials, library resources, or open educational resources (OER) in place of commercial texts to increase course material affordability for NJIT students.
To date, the OAT initiative has brought an estimated savings of $1,192,678 to 8,705 students.
The goals are to:
The OAT Program awards funds to full-time and part-time faculty and instructors who are willing to:
Application for the next academic year will be opened soon. Please check this page often for updates.
The OAT Initiative is managed by the University Library and the Office of Digital Learning with support from the Institute for Teaching Excellence and the Office of the Provost.