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Open Educational Resources (OER): OER@UMT Grant Initiative

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

OER@UMT Grant Initiative Final Report

OER@UMT Brochure #1

OER@UMT Brochure #2

Spring 2019 OER@UMT Grant Recipients

Thanks to funding from the Mansfield Library, the Provost's Office, and the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, UM piloted a grant initiative called OER@UMT in Spring 2019. All faculty at UM and Missoula College were eligible to apply for the Review, Adopt, Adapt, and Create grants.

Spring 2019 OER@UMT Grant recipients included:

  • Brian Chaffin, Forestry
  • Gillian Glaes, Global Leadership Initiative
  • Amy Glaspey, Communicative Sciences & Disorders/Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
  • Anne Grant, Math (PFNAC)
  • Annie Green, Division of Biological Sciences
  • Hilary Martens, Geosciences
  • Laurie Minns, Division of Biological Sciences
  • Mizuki Miyashita, Anthropology/Linguistics Program Director
  • Mike Morelli, Entertainment Management, College of Business
  • Jody Pavilack, History
  • Tammy Ravas, Mansfield Library
  • Kim Reiser, Applied Arts and Sciences, Missoula College
  • Erin Saldin, Davidson Honors College
  • Sara Schroeder, English Language Institute
  • Tully Thibeau, Linguistics
  • Ryan Weibush, Media Arts

We thank these faculty for their willingness to explore, use, and create OER in order to help reduce the cost and improve the availability and accessibility of course materials for students.

OER Task Force

During Fall 2018, UM's OER Task Force finalized the details for OER@UMT. OER Task Force members included:

  • Jon Aliri, UM Bookstore
  • Jim Caringi, School of Social Work
  • Nancy Clouse, Senior Instructional Designer, SELL (co-chair)
  • Gillian Glaes, Department of History
  • Annie Green, Division of Biological Sciences
  • Teressa Keenan, Head of BMS/Metadata Librarian, Mansfield Library
  • Amy Kinch, Director, Faculty Development Office
  • Megan Stark, Undergraduate Services Librarian, Mansfield Library
  • Wendy Walker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Mansfield Library (co-chair)
  • Erin Wecker, Director of Composition, Department of English
  • Shali Zhang, Dean, Mansfield Library

OER@UMT Grant Initiative Highlights

OER and Student Success (Presentation)

OER Workshop Slides