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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Seven: Grantees and Documents

The Round Six-Eight 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 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. An online information forum was held on Monday, August 8, at 4:00pm.

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 limited-funding round, 23 proposals were received from 14 USG institutions. Of these, 7 proposals from 7 USG institutions were awarded grants, covering 15 different courses.

Institution

Grantees

Course Numbers

Grant Amount

Documents

Georgia State
University

Barbara Hall
Elizabeth Wallace

ENSL 0081
ENSL 0091

$10,800

Proposal 255

College of
Coastal Georgia

Colleen Knight
Leon Gardner
Joseph Lodmell
Ernest Pascoe
Andrea Wallace
Lisa McNeal

CHEM 1211
CHEM 1212
CHEM 2211
CHEM 2212

$29,900

Proposal 259

Armstrong State
University

Lea Padgett
Catherine MacGowan
Gary Guillet
Todd Hizer

CHEM 1211
CHEM 1212

$21,400

Proposal 261

University of
North Georgia

Hashim Saber
Piotr Hebda
Beata Hebda
Benkam Bobga

MATH 1450
MATH 2470
MATH 3000 MATH 3650

$21,400

Proposal 264

Georgia Highlands
College

Scott Flynn
Lisa Jellum
Althea Moser
Jonathan Howard
Sharryse Henderson
Christin Collins
Amanda West
David Mathis

PHED 1010, PHED 1130

$30,000

Proposal 268

East Georgia
State College

Da’Mon Andrews
Antre’ Drummer

MATH 0989

$10,800

Proposal 270

Valdosta State
University

Jason Allard
Weimin Fang

GEOG 1112

$10,800

Proposal 272