We are pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiative for FY2021, which is online.

For the fourth consecutive year, CUNY will be funded from New York State to envision, establish, and institutionalize new and ongoing OER initiatives and practices across the University. In FY 2020, OER replaced textbooks in nearly 7,680 course sections with new enrollments totaling more than 192,000 students, resulting in nearly $19.2 million in savings in student textbook costs. This initiative is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts student access to print textbooks typically available for loan at campus libraries.

Proposals are due Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

Please submit your application or any questions to OER Coordinator Prof. Christina Boyle at: christina.boyle@csi.cuny.edu .

By Amy F. Stempler