THECB OER Grant Program

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board OER Grants are awarded to Texas core courses that utilize true Creative Commons licenses. Grants will be rewarded in two tiers. The development tier will reward up to $25,000 to develop or substantially improve one or more high-enrollment Texas core courses. The implementation tier will grant up to $5,000 to support the substantial redesign of one or more Texas core courses with OER. Application deadline is offered annually.

UTSA Office of Research Research Service Center grant staffers will work with faculty on the grant application process. Get in touch with your College’s designated grant staffer as soon as possible. Grant staffers will guide you through the process of submitting an intake form with basic information about the grant, and then entering more detailed information in UTSA’s CAYUSE grant management system, including the title of the grant, granting agency, abstract, deadline, budget, and more.

UTSA departments that you identify as collaborators in your application (UTSA Libraries, Online Learning, Teaching and Learning Services, etc.) can outline the various ways they provide support for your proposed project. Your designated grant staffer can help guide you through this process once you have identified collaborators.

The UTSA Libraries will provide support for THECB OER grants by:

  • Conducting an initial OER discovery search to identify existing OER for potential adoption, adaptation, and redistribution
  • Providing information on Creative Commons licenses for adoption and authoring
  • Answering questions on the use of existing OER for use, adaptation, and redistribution
  • Answering questions on copyright and fair use
  • Outlining how the UTSA Libraries will provide support for faculty applicants
  • Creating research guides for courses in support of grant work

For more information, please contact DeeAnn Ivie, UTSA Libraries Open Education Coordinator.