Archived Faculty Webinar: UTSA Libraries Adopt a Free Textbook Grants


Online via Zoom

This workshop features UTSA faculty that have adopted OER and David Harris, Editor-in-Chief at OpenStax. The webinar is an opportunity to learn more about OER and the UTSA Libraries OER faculty grant.

Updates from OpenStax

David Harris

David Harris, Editor-in-Chief at OpenStax 

At OpenStax, David contributes to the team's effort of improving access to high-quality materials by working with authors, developers, and by supporting the emerging OpenStax ecosystem.

UTSA Faculty Textbook Heroes

Jonathan Brucks, Interim Director of UTSA Math Matters

Brucks has led the transition from traditional textbooks to OER in Math Matters courses, saving students over $500,000 each semester.
Jonathan's video

Cindy Roberts

Cindy Roberts, Lecturer II, Math

Roberts is transitioning to OER in MAT 1193, saving students $30,000 each semester.
Cindy's video

Michael Rushforth, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Modern Languages

Rushforth has replaced the primary textbook for his sections of LNG 3813, saving his students over $5,000 each semester.
Michael's video


Ryan McPherson

Ryan McPherson, Lecturer, Communication

McPherson has replaced the primary textbook in many classes that he teaches with OER, including Intro to Mass Communication, Foundations of Communication, Language and Communication Theory, Persuasion, and Rhetorical Communication.
Ryan's video