Textbook Transformation Grants Round Eight: 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. 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 eighth round, 35 proposals were received from 15 USG institutions. Of these, 16 proposals from 12 USG institutions were awarded grants, covering 25 different courses.



Course Numbers

Grant Amount


University of
North Georgia

Larry Gibson
Valerie Fambrough

BIOL 2120
BIOL 2130


Grants Collection #274: Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Clayton State

Christopher Ward
David Gilbert

HIST 1111


Grants Collection #276: Survey of World History I

Georgia Southern

Scott Kersey
Stephen Carden

MATH 1441
STAT 2231


Grants Collection #277: Calculus I
Grants Collection #277: Introduction to Statistics

Georgia Gwinnett

David Dorrell
Todd Lindley
Georgeta Connor
Joseph Henderson
James Lowry

GEOG 1101


Grants Collection #279: Introduction to Human Geography

Armstrong State

Hongjie Wang
Caroline Hopkinson

HIST 1111


Grants Collection #280: World Civilization I

Georgia Gwinnett

Federica Goldoni
Luis Mora
Stacy Rusnak

SPAN 1001
SPAN 1002


Grants Collection #281: Elementary Spanish I & II

Columbus State

Amanda Rees
Brad Huff

GEOG 1101


Grants Collection #283: World Regional Geography

Georgia Southern

Constantin Oglobin
William Levernier
John Brown
John King

ECON 2106


Grants Collection #285: Principles of Microeconomics

University of
West Georgia

Mark Kunkel
Amelia Bagwell
Rod McCrae

PSYC 1101


Grants Collection #291: Introduction to General Psychology

Middle Georgia
State University

Loleta Sartin
Molly Kimsey
Pat Borck
Robin Grant
Shamani Shikwambi
Lane Brooks
Sherie Owens

EDUC 2120
EDUC 2130


Grants Collection #292: Exploring Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Grants Collection #292: Exploring Social and Cultural Diversity

Georgia State

Thomas Anderson
Elizabeth Lathrop

FLME 1010


Grants Collection #294: Film Aesthetics

University of
North Georgia

Ching-Yu Huang
Janice Crook-Hill
Andrea Darracq
Hugo Collantes
James Wilkison
Enes Aganovic
Terri Bell

BIOL 1102


Grants Collection #296: Introduction to Ecology

Georgia Highlands

Jayme Feagin
Bronson Long
Steve Blankenship
Katie Bridges
J. Sean Callahan

HIST 2111
HIST 2112


Grants Collection #300: American History I & II

Kennesaw State

Lei Li
Zhigang Li
Hossain Shahriar
Rebecca Rutherfoord
Svetlana Peltsverger
Dawn Tatum

IT 6843
IT 6833
IT 6883
CSE 3801


Grants Collection #302: Ethical Hacking for Effective Defense
Grants Collection #302: Ethical Hacking: Network Security and Penetration Testing
Grants Collection #302: Infrastructure Defense
Grants Collection #302: Wireless Security

Georgia Highlands

Sarah Tesar
Allen Easton
Erin Kingston
Charles Garrison
Joseph Collins
Christin Collins
Sharryse Henderson
Greg Ford

CHEM 1211
CHEM 1212


Grants Collection #304: Principles of Chemistry I & II

Georgia State

Teresa Adams
Illiad Connally

CIS 2010


Grants Collection #308: Introduction to Information Systems