Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library
Tennessee Tech OER (Open Educational Resources) Program
Tennessee Tech received a TBR grant for OERs, which saved students over $162,000 in Spring 2022. Although the grant ended in June 2022, Provost Lori Mann Bruce funded an OER program to continue saving students money. This program incentivizes faculty to transition one of their courses from traditional textbooks to zero-cost course materials.
Selected faculty receive a $1500 stipend to complete the following tasks:
- Attend a training workshop
- Implement OERs into one course so students' required cost for course materials is $0
- Distribute the student survey
- Provide feedback at the end of teaching the course with OERs
Click on the semester below for more information about the OER classes during that semester, including selected faculty, savings, student feedback, etc.
The tables below indicate the amount per semester that students have saved in classes as a direct result of that cohort's participation in the OER Program.
Spring 2023 Cohort
|606||$94,261||(updated in Sept.)||606||$94,261|
Fall 2023 Cohort
|(updated in Sept.)||(updated in Feb.)|
Savings are calculated using the class' previous textbook cost or an average cost of $125 based on campus textbook data, grant data and The College Board data.