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Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative

OER Fellowship Applications

The application period for the 2017 OER Fellowships is closed. Please contact Prof. Cailean Cooney, Chair of the OER Committee ( with questions.


Fellowship Details

Fellowship deliverable

Participants will curate an OER over Spring/Summer 2017 to replace a textbook as the only required material in a course they will teach the following fall. *Dept. Chair approval required.



*Do not complete the application without prior approval from your Chair to:

1) Develop an OER for the course you propose, and

2) Pilot the OER in at least 1 section of the course in Fall 2017


Additional Fellowship requirements

--Active participation in faculty development seminars (Spring 2017)

--Submit the finished OER, housed on an OpenLab site (June 2017)

--Teach with the OER in at least 1 section of the course (fall 2017)

--Present in a joint faculty panel to report on classroom adoption (mid fall 2017)

--Submit a brief written assessment of the experience (January 2018)



To participate in the program, you must be full-time instructional faculty at City Tech.


Faculty receive a stipend for 23 hours at the 60% non-teaching adjunct faculty rate for their participation in recognition of the time required to select and curate OERs. The stipend is distributed upon completion of the OER.

Completed OERs will be evaluated according to 8 criteria. See full version. 

  • content
  • comprehensiveness
  • attribution
  • organization
  • accessibility
  • navigation
  • modularity
  • cultural relevance

Pre Application Checklist:

✪ I have read and understand the requirements and deliverables of the OER Fellowship

✪ I have reviewed my proposal with my Department Chair, and received their
approval to 1) develop an OER in X course, and 2) pilot the OER in at least 1
section of that course in Fall 2017

Application reviews will conclude in December and applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of the fall semester.




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