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Open and Affordable Textbook Program: Faculty Authored Open Textbook Application
Send these documents electronically to email@example.com with the subject line: “FAOT AY2021 Award Requirements Form and Outline” before Friday October 2, 2020.
Applicants must be a full-time faculty and meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the NJIT Sabbatical Leave.
One award for eligible faculty members to publish an open textbook
The completed FAOT Application Requirements Form, along with your open textbook proposal and outline, will be reviewed by the Committee on Sabbaticals as part of the normal sabbatical application process. One faculty authored open textbook application will be selected by the Provost from among the list of approved sabbatical applications.
Sabbatical Leave for Academic Year: The awards will cover 20% of the awardee’s salary. This will be in addition to the 80% covered by the sabbatical policy
Sabbatical Leave for a Semester: The awards will include one course release time during the semester leading up to the sabbatical leave. This will be in addition to the 100% covered by the sabbatical policy.
If there are no applications or an awardee in the 2020-2021 academic year the FAOT award will remain available in the subsequent year.
Application Selection Criteria
Faculty Authored Open Textbook award will be given to an applicant on the basis of:
Quality of proposal and outline
Preparedness for implementation
Overall savings to NJIT students
Number of students impacted
Sustainability of the project to applicable future courses
Availability of similar OER textbooks
Potential for adoption at NJIT and other colleges/universities
The Open Textbook Author awardee will need to submit a narrative in the form of a final report detailing challenges and accomplishments using OER, including impact to teaching, student performance and lessons learned.