Textbook Transformation Grants Round Five: Grantees and Documents

The Round Five 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 three categories: No-Cost-to-Students Learning Materials, OpenStax Textbooks, and Specific Top 50 Courses (which had not been implemented before within eCore or a Textbook Transformation Grant).

There were two tiers of funding: one for single sections and courses, and one for multi-section/multi-course projects. All USG institutions, libraries, and faculty were eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. Online information forums were held on October 5, 2015 and November 9, 2015. The deadline for submission for all projects was December 15, 2015.

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) managed the review process with ALG, using the CompetitionSpace 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 on January 19, 2016.

41 proposals were received from 21 USG institutions. Of these, 11 proposals from 10 USG institutions were awarded grants, covering 18 different courses.

More details are available in the Round Five Spreadsheet.



Course Numbers

Grant Amount


Armstrong State

Tricia Brown
Joshua Lambert

MATH 1001


Grants Collection #210: Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (Armstrong)

Augusta University

Georgina Hammock
Quentin Hartmann
Lauren Verlaque
Stephanie Northington
Winona Hatcher
Li Ma

PSYC 1101


Grants Collection #221: Introduction to General Psychology

Clayton State
Georgia State University

Jason Davis
Andrea Allen
Scott Jacques

CRJU 1100,


Grants Collection #204: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Clayton State

Chaogui Zhang
Scott Bailey
Billie May
Kara Mullen
Jelinda Spotorno

MATH 1111,
1112, 1113


Grants Collection #213: College Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus (Clayton)

Dalton State

Matthew Hipps
Ken Ellinger

POLS 1101


Grants Collection #218: American Government

Georgia College
& State University

Chavonda Mills
Shaundra Walker

CHEM 3711,
3712, 3510


Grants Collection #193: Biochemistry

Georgia Gwinnett

Catherine Kilroe-Smith
Irina Escalante-Chernova
Marc Gilley
Todd Mueller

MUSC 1100


Grants Collection #196: Music Appreciation (GGC)

Georgia Highlands

Thomas Harnden
Andrew Dawson
Sharryse Henderson
Jason Christian
Christen Collins
Amanda West

BIOL 1010,


Grants Collection #219: Foundations of Biology (GHC)

Georgia Highlands

Christina Wolfe
Sean Callahan

SOCI 1101


Grants Collection #225: Introduction to Sociology

Georgia Southern

Bridget Melton
Nicholas Murray

KINS 2535


Grants Collection #206: Introduction to Exercise Science

Kennesaw State

Chi Zhang
Bob Brown

IT 3503,


Proposal 229
Grants Collection #229: Foundations of Health Information Technology