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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Nine: Grantees and Documents

The Round Nine Request for Proposals (RFP) was an additional round in Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The RFP offered grant awards to be made to support adoption, adaptation, and creation of no-or low-cost learning materials in USG courses in four categories: No-Cost-to-Students Learning Materials, OpenStax Textbooks, and Specific Top 100 Courses (which had not been implemented before within eCore or a Textbook Transformation Grant), and Interactive Course-Authoring Tools and Software.

There were two tiers of funding: one for standard transformations, and one for transformations affecting over 500 students annually or department-wide. All USG institutions, libraries, and faculty were eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. Online information forums were held throughout the year.

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) managed the review process with ALG, using the InfoReady Review platform for applications and reviews. ALG worked with a team of experienced grant reviewers who evaluated the projects in a peer review process. Proposing teams were notified of the review committee’s decision after an administrative review.

In this ninth round, 22 proposals were received from 13 USG institutions. Of these, 16 proposals from 10 USG institutions were awarded grants, covering 23 different courses.

Institution

Grantees

Course Number

Grant Amount

Documents

Georgia Highlands
College

Veronica Morin
Andrew Dawson

BIOL 2161

$10,800

Proposal 309

University of
North Georgia

Patty Wagner
Marnie Phipps

MATH 1101

$10,800

Proposal 312

Kennesaw State
University

Evelina Sterling
Daniel Farr

SOCI 2251

$10,800

Proposal 313

Georgia State
University

Scott Jacques
Andrea Allen

CRJU 3410
CRJU 3100

$10,800

Proposal 314

Kennesaw State
University

Tiffani Reardon
Patrice Brown
Amelia Lewis
Bridget Doss
Laura Howard

ENGL 1101
ENGL 1102

$30,000

Proposal 315

Georgia Gwinnett
College

Shuting Xu
Shuhua Lai

ITEC 2130

$10,800

Proposal 316

University of
North Georgia

Donna Governor
David Osmond
Sanghee Choi
April Nelms

SIED 4184
SIED 4500

$12,800

Proposal 317

University of
North Georgia

Anita Turlington
Matthew Horton
Laura Ng
Laura Getty
Kyounghye Kwon
Karen Dodson
Corey Parson

ENGL 2112

$30,000

Proposal 318

Georgia Institute
of Technology

Fred Rascoe
Seth Porter

GT 1000

$15,120

Proposal 319

Dalton State
College

April Kay
Susan Burran
Leah Howell

BIOL 2215
BIOL 3340

$15,800

Proposal 320

Georgia Highlands
College

Elizabeth Dose
Bentley Gibson-Wallace
Stephanie Wright
Camille Pace
Katie Bridges
J. Sean Callahan

PSYC 2103

$29,000

Proposal 323

Georgia Highlands
College

Lisa Jellum
Jason Hitzeman
Mark Knauss
Sharryse Henderson
Tom Harnden
Cynthia Elsberry

BIOL 2190
PHED 2202

$30,000

Proposal 324

Georgia Southwestern
State University

Charles Huffman
Ru Story-Huffman

PSYC 3311
SOCI 3311

$10,800

Proposal 326

Georgia Highlands
College

Carol Hoban
Sharryse Henderson
Merry Clark
Kimberly Subacz
Christin Collins
Amanda West

BIOL 2121
BIOL 2122

$22,826

Proposal 328

East Georgia
State College

Tori Kearns
Deborah Lee

PSYC 2101

$10,800

Proposal 329

Valdosta State
University

Jia Lu
Jessica Taylor

GEOG 1125

$10,800

Proposal 330