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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Two: Grantees and Documents

The Round Two Request for Proposals (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 Course Pack Pilots, and Transformations-at-Scale, a new type of grant focused on department-wide or multiple-course adoptions. A maximum of three per campus were to be awarded in this round. All USG institutions, libraries, and faculty were eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. Online information forums were held on October 29, October 30, and November 6, 2014. The deadline for submission was November 30th, 2014, except for Transformations-at-Scale proposals, which were due on December 8, 2014 .

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) managed the review process independently on behalf of ALG, working with a team of reviewers who evaluated the projects in a blind process, using a rubric that was provided to the proposers in advance of submission. Proposing teams were notified of the review committee’s decision on Friday, January 23, 2015.

78 proposals were received from 25 USG institutions. Of these, 27 proposals from 16 USG institutions were awarded grants.

More details are available in the Round Two Grant Spreadsheet.

Institution

Grantees

Course Number

Grant Amount(s)

Grants Collections (Syllabi, Proposals, and Final Reports)

Albany State
University

Anthony Cooper
John Williams
Kendra Merchant
AntaSha Jones

BIOL2411

$18,800

Grants Collection #120: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Albany State
University

Wanjun Hu
Li Feng

MATH1113

$10,800

Grants Collection #96: Precalculus

Albany State
University

Hema Mason
Mark Thomas

PSYC1101

$10,800

Proposal 92

Final Report

Clayton State
University

Jesse Zinn
Lari Arjomand
Nikki Finlay
Reza Kheirandish
Gay Solomon

ECON2105
ECON2106

$25,800

Grants Collection #103: Microeconomics
Grants Collection #103: Macroeconomics

College of
Coastal Georgia

German Vargas
Jose Lugo
Laura Lynch
Jamil Mortada
Treg Thompson
Victor Vega

MATH1111
MATH1112
MATH1113
MATH2112
Created Materials

$30,000

Grants Collection #116: Pre-Algebra
Grants Collection #116: Trigonometry
Grants Collection #116: Precalculus
Grants Collection #116: Introduction to Statistics

Columbus State
University

Robin Snipes
Laurence Marsh
Kirk Heriot
Amy Thornton
Mark Flynn

BUSA4185

$25,800

Grants Collection #107: Strategic Management

Columbus State
University

Richard Stephens
Alin Stancu

STAT1127

$10,800

Proposal 83

Final Report

Columbus State
University

Stephanie da Silva
Katherine White

PSYC3211
Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #68: Psychology Research Design and Methodology

Dalton State
College

Susan Burran
David DesRochers

BIOL1107
BIOL1108
Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #76: Principles of Biology I
Grants Collection #76: Principles of Biology II

Dalton State
College

Molly Zhou
David Brown

EDUC3214
Created Materials

$10,800

Proposal 82

Final Report

Fort Valley
State University

Josephine Davis
Bhavana Burrell
Samuel Cartwright
Shadreck Chitsonga
Ian Toppin
James Scott

MATH1111
MATH1113

$29,000

Grants Collection #113: College Algebra

Georgia College &
State University

Caralyn Zehnder
Kalina Manoylov
Samuel Mutiti
Christine Mutiti
Allison VandeVoort
Donna Bennett

ENSC1000
Created Materials

$30,000

Grants Collection #109: Introduction to Environmental Science

Georgia Highlands
College

Soumitra Chattopadhyay
Jeffrey Linek

PHYS1111

$10,800

Grants Collection #98: Introduction to Physics

Georgia Southwestern
State University

Ru Story-Huffman
Gavin Bernstein

LIBR1101
Created Materials
EDUC3200
Created Materials

$17,000

Grants Collection #101: Foundations of Information Literacy
Grants Collection #101: Instructional Technology and Media

Georgia Southwestern
State University

Charles Huffman
Joseph Comeau
Gary Fisk
Judy Grissett
Jamie MacLennan
Courtney McDonald
LaVerne Worthy

PSYC1101
SOCI1101

$30,000

Grants Collection #102: Introduction to Psychology

Georgia State
University
(formerly Georgia
Perimeter College)

Kathryn Crowther
Lauren Curtright
Nancy Gilbert
Barbara Hall
Tracienne Ravita
Kirk Swenson

ENGL1101
ENGL1102
Created Materials

$30,000

Grants Collection #104: English Composition I
Grants Collection #104: English Composition II

Georgia State
University

Susan Willey
Zoe Salloom

BUSA2106
Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #61: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Kennesaw State
University

Lei Li
Rebecca Rutherford
Svetlana Peltsverger
Jack Zheng
Zhigang Li
Nancy Colyar

CSE3153
IT4153
IT4713
IT5433

$30,000

Grants Collection #119: Advanced Databases
Grants Collection #119: Business Intelligence
Grants Collection #119: Database Design and Applications

Middle Georgia
State College
(Middle Georgia
State University)

Kevin Floyd
Myungjae Kwak

ITEC2380
ITEC3280
ITEC4248
Created Materials

$28,700

Grants Collection #126: Web Development
Grants Collection #126: Web Programming

Middle Georgia
State College
(Middle Georgia
State University)

Jonathan Cannon
Estelle Nuckels
Renat Khatmullin
Andrew Lauer

CHEM1151
CHEM1152
Created Materials

$16,600

Grants Collection #111: Survey of Chemistry I
Grants Collection #111: Survey of Chemistry II

University of
Georgia

C. Edward Watson
Janet Frick
Kacy Welsh
Sherry Clouser
Chase Hagood
Jiangmei May Yuan

PSYC1101

$28,300

Grants Collection #118: Elementary Psychology

University of
Georgia

Deanna Cozart
Brian Dotts
James Gurney
Tanya Walker
Amy Ingalls
James Castle

EDUC2110
EDUC2120
Created Materials

$30,000

Grants Collection #114: Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Grants Collection #114: Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity

University of
North Georgia

Kelly McFaden
Sheri Hardee
Lauren Johnson
Pat Nodine
Linda Reece

EDUC2110
EDUC2120
EDUC2130

$30,000

Proposal 108
Final Report

University of
North Georgia

Michael Goodroe
Berhanu Kidane
Julian Allagan
John Williams

MATH0097
MATH0099
MATH1111
MATH1113
MATH1450

$21,100

Grants Collection #125: Calculus I
Grants Collection #125: College Algebra
Grants Collection #125: Intermediate Algebra
Grants Collection #125: Precalculus
Grants Collection #125: Support for College Algebra

University of
North Georgia

Jim Konzelman
Greta Giles

CHEM1211
CHEM1212
Created Chemistry I Materials
Created Chemistry II Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #81: Principles of Chemistry I
Grants Collection #81: Principles of Chemistry II

Valdosta State
University

Joshua Reece
John Elder
Emily Cantonwine
Mark Blackmore
Eric Chambers

BIOL1107K
Created Powerpoints
Created Primary Papers
Created Assessments

$30,000

Grants Collection #122: Principles of Biology I

Valdosta State
University

Shaun Ault
Sudhir Goel

MATH2261 Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #61: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I