Call for Participants

One of the “hidden” costs of higher education is textbooks. While students have more flexibility now than ever before in terms of options for procuring textbooks (i.e., digital, rental and used), they will on average still spend over $1,200 per academic year on textbooks.

To remedy this at USD, CTL, in coordination with Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce a call for up to fifteen (15) faculty to participate in the Open Textbook Fellowship (OTF). Details of the requirements of the OTF are listed in the call below, but in short, OTF participants will learn about open textbook and courseware resources and options, will work with CTL staff to adopt and incorporate open textbooks/courseware into their courses, participate in assessing student outcomes in those courses and serve as faculty mentors to encourage further open textbook/courseware adoption at USD.

May 20-23, 2019

Applications are due by March 29.

  • Synchronously Online (exact times TBA)
  • OTF is open to all USD full- and part-time faculty, regardless of location
  • $1,500 to $2,500 stipend upon the completion of training

To learn more about the OTF, or to apply, please review the call for participants.