Textbook Heroes

These UTSA faculty have adopted OER in their courses, using Adopt a Free Textbook Grant funding. Read their inspiring stories.

In just one semester, Math Matters students saved half a million dollars. “We wanted the textbook to be a real resource for our students, but we still wanted to have our independence to do what we knew was right for our students, and our population and our courses. And that’s why OER was a no-brainer for us.”

BIO 1404 & 1414

Biology

Approximate student savings per semester: $404,280

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BIO 2061 A&P Lab

Biology

Approximate student savings per semester: $21,221

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Megan Augustyn, Ph.D., Richard Hartley, Ph. D., Marie Tillyer, Ph.D., & Kellie Lynch Ph.D.

CRJ 3013

Criminal Justice

Approximate student savings per semester: $30,330

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CS 3773

Computer Science

Approximate student savings per semester: $8,250

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EDP 3203 & 3303

Educational Psychology

Approximate student savings per semester: $15,700

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EE 3413

Electrical Engineering

Approximate student savings per semester: $8840

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KIN 4403

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition

Approximate student savings per semester: $50,560

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LTED 3823 & 4833

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

Approximate student savings per semester: $6,922

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