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Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative

OER Fellowship Overview

Please contact Prof. Cailean Cooney, OER Librarian with any questions: and visit the OER Fellowship Program site ( to discover more about the program.


Participant Guidelines


Fellowship deliverable

Participants will curate an OER over the spring or fall term to replace a textbook as the only required material in a course they will teach the following semester. *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 the coming semester


Additional Fellowship requirements

--Active participation in faculty development seminars

--Submit the finished OER, housed on an OpenLab site

--Teach with the OER in at least 1 section of the course

--Present in a joint faculty panel to report on classroom adoption

--Submit a brief written assessment of the experience



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 the following semester




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