Illinois SCOERs Round Three Awardees

CARLI is pleased to announce Round Three awards for the “Illinois SCOERs: Support for the Creation of Open Educational Resources” Subgrants, funded by the Open Textbooks Pilot Grant received from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the U.S. Department of Education.

CARLI received excellent proposals to create Open Education textbooks and ancillary materials for courses with large enrollments and for courses in the focus area, “The Human Condition: Care, Development, and Lifespan.” Open textbooks are free to students and free to be remixed and reused by others. Books created by awardees will utilize 3d printing as a pedagogical tool and will be available for use in Summer 2024. The Open Educational Resources (OER) textbooks created through the subgrants will save Illinois college students the cost of the textbooks.

Thanks to the generous grant funding CARLI received from the U.S. Department of Education, CARLI is able to fund six innovative projects across the state. Among the institutions are community colleges, state universities, and private colleges and universities.

Subgrant Awardees:

The eight Round Three Illinois SCOERs Subgrant Awards totaling $497,617.51 are:

  1. College of DuPage, "College of DuPage OER Accelerator for Physics and Addictions Counseling Courses", $65,457.15
  2. Northern Illinois University, "Teaching Photography: Critical Literacies for Creative Practice", $65,457.15
  3. Columbia College Chicago, "Authoring Culture: The Foundations of Twenty-first Century Writing”, $65,457.15
  4. Concordia University Chicago, "Preparing College of Business students for the post-pandemic world by updating required content in two core courses with open access materials", $62,790.48
  5. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, "The OER Guide to Media Writing", $62,790.48
  6. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, "Creating an Interactive Textbook and Ancillaries for Nurse Anesthetist Students", $65,457.15
  7. Roosevelt University, “Development of Ancillary Teaching Materials and Labs for Anatomy and Physiology”, $65,457.15
  8. Triton College, “Development of Open Educational Resources for the Laboratory in Foundational Chemistry Course", $44,750.80

Supplemental Awards

We also awarded nine Supplemental awards to Round One and Two Teams totaling $40,114.35 are:

  1. Roosevelt University/DePaul University/Harper College - $4457.15
  2. Carle Illinois College of Medicine/Knox College - $4457.15
  3. Moraine Valley Community College - $4457.15
  4. University of Illinois Chicago - $4457.15
  5. Lincoln Land Community College - $4457.15
  6. Illinois Institute of Technology - $4457.15
  7. Governor’s State University - $4457.15
  8. National Louis University - $4457.15
  9. Morton College - $4457.15

Please join CARLI in congratulating the awardees for their successful proposals and stay tuned for more news about the projects and upcoming workshops related to OER creation and publications.

For more information about these OER read the project abstracts.

For questions about the Illinois SCOERs grant, .