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Open and Affordable Textbook Program: Individual & Course Coordinator Application

Application for Individual Instructor and Course Coordinator


View and Submit an AY2021 Application Now!



  • Call for proposals will close at midnight on Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Decisions for awards will be announced sometime mid-November.
Available Awards:
  • Individual Instructor Awards: eight $1,000 awards for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Course Coordinator Awards: four  $3,000 award for courses managed by course coordinators
  • Individual Instructor Award: applicant must be teaching a course with a textbook requirement. One award limit per year for two consecutive years.
  • Course Coordinator Award: applicant must be a coordinator for a course that has a textbook requirement, with at least six sections using the same redesigned syllabus. Each section will use the same redesigned OER course materials.  One award limit every two years

OAT Award Application Form 

(click the form link above and submit your application)

Application Selection Criteria

Individual Instructor and Course Coordinator awards will be given to applicants on the basis of:

  • Quality of open and affordable materials
  • Pedagogical innovation
  • Preparedness for implementation
  • Overall savings to NJIT students
  • Number of students impacted
  • Sustainability of the project to applicable future courses
  • Six or more sections (Course Coordinator Award

View the Award Selection Rubric

Requirements for Awardees

Individual Instructor and Course Coordinator awardees will be required to submit a narrative in the form of a final report detailing challenges and accomplishment including below items:

  • Provide a copy of the revised syllabus or course outline that demonstrates cost savings
  • Consult with a designated librarian and instructional designer for content and course design support, licensing and copyright issues, technology, pedagogical, and research assistance
  • Use the redesigned OAT course syllabus in future semesters
  • Submit a final report summarizing the challenges and accomplishments experienced by adopting OER materials, impact on your teaching, impact on student performance, and any lessons learned
  • Share survey (provided by the OAT team) with students toward the end of each semester in which OER materials are used
  • Provide a comparative measure of learning outcomes prior to and following the adoption of OER

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