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Open Educational Resources: Faculty Grants and Support

This guide is designed to introduce Open Educational Resources (OER) and share resources related to the discovery, evaluation, and use of them.

Faculty Adoption Grants

Open Education North Carolina is an NC Live initiative that aims reduce the cost of higher education for North Carolina students by providing free, open textbooks for the most frequently taught courses across NC’s 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. OENC provides the following:

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Success at Salem!

These Salem College professors have been awarded grants from OENC to support their implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for the Fall 2019 Semester. Congratulations!

photo of Spring-Serenity DuvallDr. Spring-Serenity Duvall, Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies and Chair of the Department, will be using two OERs for her Digital Storytelling class (COMM 107) in Fall 2019: The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality and By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism. Both of these textbooks are available through Open Square: NYU Press. Congratulations, Dr. Duvall!


Dr. Metta-Sáma Melvin, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing, will be using Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom by Melissa Tombro for her Literary Citizenship (CRWR 220) in Fall 2019. This textbook is made available by OpenSUNY Textbooks through OER Commons. Congratulations, Dr. Melvin!


Dr. Wemlinger

Dr. Elizabeth Wemlinger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, will be using A Primer on Politics by T.M. Sell for her Survey of Political Science class (POLI 100) in Fall 2019. This textbook is available through OER Commons. Congratulations, Dr. Wemlinger!

For more examples of faculty who have adopted through Open Education North Carolina, see the list of awarded grants.

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