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Open Educational Resources at Clermont

About ATIP

The UC Clermont Library designed the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP) with several goals in mind:

  • Reduce educational costs by providing free or low-cost learning materials that are available from day one and are customizable to fit students’ learning needs.
  • Encourage and support the adoption or adaptation of OER and other free or low-cost materials as textbook alternatives.
  • Provide technical and financial support for instructors to implement OER in courses.
  • Make learning more equitable while encouraging the adoption of diverse and free or low-cost learning materials.

The program will be available to 6 faculty to receive a $500 stipend with a one semester course release (or the equivalent dollar amount if ineligible for a course release). For those incentives, faculty would meet with a librarian, convert to a zero-textbook cost course, and produce a final report.

Eligibility & Participation Requirements

To participate in the program, individuals must be teaching at UC Clermont college full-time or have taught for UC Clermont part-time for at least 2 years. To be eligible, participants also must be willing to do the following:

  • Replace traditional textbooks with OER as a means to reduce students’ costs and make education more affordable and equitable. Upon implementation of the resulting OER to a course, total costs for course-related materials cannot exceed $40; lower costs are preferred (this includes the cost for students to print the open textbook or courseware system).
  • Articulate plans for making materials more inclusive and diverse, incorporating educational perspectives that are often missing from traditional materials. 
  • Plan to implement the OER in class for an entire academic year. The use of OER in more than one section is encouraged to enable widespread adoption and to increase the impact on students.
  • Share the created material with UC Clermont for other instructor use in courses.

During their time, participants in the ATIP program will be expected to complete the following:

  • Meet with a librarian one-on-one to discuss program expectations, their textbook needs, places to find materials, answer questions about OER, and receive learning material suggestions through library materials, and free materials if needed.
  • Successfully implement their proposed plan and meet student cost-saving goals.
  • Place selected materials and supporting documentation (lectures, tests, etc.) in Canvas.
  • Implement accessibility best-practices.
  • Submit a midterm progress report and final report with a program evaluation.
  • Oversee a student survey and submit findings.

It is important to note in this program that the library is willing to consider purchasing materials to support faculty conversions but cannot guarantee a purchase is possible. Therefore, participants should be prepared to work with existing OER or library collections.

2023-2024 Program

Program Deadlines
Date Action
October 1, 2023 Application to participate due
October 15, 2023 Chairs & participants notified
Fall 2023/Spring 2024

Course release in order to...

  • Meet with a librarian
  • Locate new materials
  • Begin course redesign
May 1, 2024 Midterm report due
Summer 2024

Teaching course, and
Administering the student survey, or

Working with a librarian, and
Finishing work

Fall 2024 Teaching course, and
Administering student survey, and
Completing final report
January 15, 2025 Final Report due, and
Stipend release upon receipt

If your class is only taught in Spring semester, you ARE able to still participate and deadlines can be modified to accommodate. Please include this need in your application materials so the librarians can prepare to assist you.

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