Call for Proposals: Open Textbooks
The Queen’s University Library invites faculty members and instructors to get involved in the development of open course materials by submitting proposals for funding to create new open textbooks or adapt existing ones.
“We’re very pleased to announce this third call for proposals by faculty to create or adapt open textbooks. Having seen the direct positive impact that open textbooks created through this initiative have had in both reducing the cost of education for students and increasing the flexibility for instructors, we are excited to now offer this as an ongoing service within the library,” says Michael Vandenburg, Interim Vice-Provost and University Librarian.
The 2020 call for proposals builds on the successful, funded projects of 2017-18 and 2018-19 to create open textbooks. Over the past two years, funding was provided by the Open and Affordable Course Materials Working Group, and supported by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning. Three new open textbooks were created and according to the authors' estimates, the open resources provided approximately $56,000 of savings per year for Queen's students.
Two funding streams are available in 2020: