Open SUNY Textbooks Renewal

Awarded Grant:

  • $20,000 (2012)
  • $60,000 (2013)

Principal Investigator:

Cyril Oberlander, SUNY Geneseo

The Open SUNY Textbook 2012 program, a very successful pilot, proved that SUNY Faculty and Libraries are interested in creating high-quality open textbooks. We received 38 proposals in a 2 week call for a writing deadline that was idealistic, libraries contributed funding and staffing to expand the program from the funded 5 open textbooks to 15. Those will be published during fall 2013. This demonstration of the Power of SUNY is key to reducing the cost of attending colleges and universities for students. It is vital to higher education leveraging the creative talents of their faculty, librarians, and staff, and provides the sustainability and scalability to Open SUNY. Using lessons learned from the pilot, we seek to expand learning resource production and participation to better meet some of the needs of SUNY faculty, our 440K current students, plus the anticipated 100K online SUNY students, and beyond.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

  • Charles Lyons, University at Buffalo

Open SUNY Textbook participating Libraries or IT: The College of Brockport, SUNY ESF, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Monroe Community College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Upstate, and University of Buffalo. SUNY Press serves as a consultant to the project.

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