The Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant is a collaboration between the UC Merced Library and the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning to support the adoption of Open Educational Resources and use of UC Merced Library licensed electronic resources to reduce textbook and learning materials costs to $0. The aim of this initiative is to boost student success by removing some of the financial barriers preventing students from obtaining needed educational materials.
UC Merced ladder-rank faculty members, lecturers with security of employment (LSOEs), lecturers with the potential for security of employment (LPSOEs), Unit 18 continuing lecturers, and Unit 18 lecturers are invited to apply for one of the following awards for replacing commercial materials with zero-cost resources in an undergraduate or graduate course taking place during the Spring 2021 semesters.
The Zero-Cost Course Materials Grant is a 3-year pilot program and started in 2018.
Please see the 2021 Request for Proposals for complete details including course eligibility and award distribution.
Submission Window Opens: March 15, 2021
Submission Window Closes: April 25, 2021
Notification of Awards: April 30, 2021
An information session will take place on Wednesday April 14, Noon- 1:00pm via Zoom, https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/84669608646?pwd=UFpqcTFaalU4R01OMkQrSTdvM0FoUT09.
Spring 2021 Presentation slides available via Google Slides.
|RFP Cycle||ZCCM Implemented||Course||Professor||Resource(s)|
|Fall 2018||Spring 2019||Econ 10, Inferential Statistics||Jason Lee||Adoption of OpenStax Introductory Business Statistics|
|Fall 2018||Spring 2019||IH 206, GIS for World History||Karl Ryavec||Adoption of Mapping Political Economies over Time|
|Fall 2018||Fall 2019||Wri 1, Academic Writing||Catherine Koehler, Amy Fenstermaker||Updated curriculum using library licensed resources|
|Fall 2018||Fall 2019||Wri 10, Reading and Composition||Catherine Koehler, Amy Fenstermaker||Updated curriculum using library licensed resources|
|Spring 2019||Fall 2019||Phsy 8L, Introductory Physics II Lab||Carrie Menke, Toni Stone, Kristina Callaghan, Stefanie Stepp||Creation of a new open lab manual|
|Spring 2019||Fall 2019||Phys 9L, Introductory Physics II Lab||Carrie Menke, Toni Stone, Kristina Callaghan, Stefanie Stepp||Creation of a new open lab manual|
|Spring 2019||Spring 2020||Econ 112, GIS for World Economic History||Rowena Gray, Karl Ryavec||Adoption of OER and library licensed materials|
|Fall 2019||Spring 2020||Econ 1, Introduction to Economics||Jason Lee||Adoption of OpenStax Principles of Economics|
|Fall 2019||Fall 2020||ME 140, Vibrations and Control||Jian-Qiao Sun||Development of an open textbook|
|Spring 2020||Fall 2020||Bio 001, Contemporary Biology||Petra Kranzfelder, Laura Beaster-Jones, Jennifer Manilay, Jessica Blois||Adoption of OpenStax Biology 2e|
|Spring 2020||Fall 2020||Math 131, Numerical Methods Science & Engineering||Erica Rutter||Modify Tea Time Numerical Analysis (OER)|
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021||CE 10, Surveying and Geomatics Fundamentals||Siddaiah Yarra||Adoption of OER materials; development of teaching materials|
|Fall 2020||Spring 2021||Wri 100, Advanced Writing||Iris Ruiz||Adoption of OER and library licensed materials|