OER Faculty Award

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Clemson Libraries seeks proposals for the implementation of Open Educational Resources into existing Clemson courses. Open Educational Resources (OER) are instructional materials, such as textbooks and homework systems, that are openly licensed, free to use and allow unlimited distribution and modification.

In order to support affordable learning across campus and improve student outcomes, we are offering $1,000 to $1,500 to faculty members from different Clemson colleges who integrate OER into their teaching or could keep learning material costs below $35 in a course using low cost resources. Awards will be disbursed to the winners as taxable dual employment income after successful project completion.

Not sure where to begin? The Clemson Libraries is here to help! We’ll work with you to find alternative resources, redesign syllabi and assignments, and explore the world of Open Education.

Eligibility: Current Clemson instructors (all ranks)

All instructors teaching courses with more than 40 students are eligible to apply. Consideration will also be given to faculty who teach courses with less than 40 students that include an open pedagogy component. Those teaching GenEd/Crossings courses are especially encouraged to apply. Awards will be given based on projected student savings and the number of students affected.  Courses that have been taught prior to Fall 2022 using OER or low-cost materials will not be eligible.

Requirements: Adopt, adapt, or create OER to replace existing materials in a course currently offered at Clemson University. Preference will be given to proposals using materials licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license or similar, but faculty may also choose to implement alternative affordable resources.

Selection Committee: Representatives from the Clemson University Libraries, ITSAB and the Clemson Undergraduate Student Government will review applications and determine winners.

Evaluation Criteria:

  1. Total projected savings for Clemson students
  2. Applicant’s preparation to successfully implement OER
  3. Creativity and breadth of proposed adoption/adaptation/creation


Please contact Dr. Yang Wu (ywu9@nullclemson.edu), Open Resources Librarian, Clemson Libraries.

  • Form: OER Faculty Award Application

Previous Winners

2022 Winners

  • Kevin Flynn
    Department of Marketing
  • Jason Brown
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Babak Mammadov
    School of Accountancy

2021 Winners

  • Scott Brame
    Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • Amanda Fine
    Department of Marketing
  • Lihsin The
    Department of Physics & Astronomy

2020-2021 Winners

  • Mary Katherine Fidler
    Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • Majid Hashemi
    Department of Economics
  • Mariah Magagnotti 
    Department of Industrial Engineering
  • Modi Wetzler
    Department of Chemistry

2019-2020 Winners

  • Amy Pope
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Pooja Puneet
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Andrew Robb
    School of Computing
  • Miao Li
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
  • Michal Jerzmanowski
    Department of Economics
  • Abigail Allen
    Department of Education and Human Development
  • Matthew Macauley
    School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Michael Burr
    School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Katalin Beck
    Department of English
  • Heather William
    Department of English

2018-2019 Winners

  • Debra Falta
    Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Holland
    Department of Sociology
  • Michael Silvestri
    Department of History
  • Nantsoina Cynthia Ramiharimanana
    School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Kristen Aldebol-Hazle
    Department of English

2017-2018 Winners

  • Tracy Fasolino
    School of Nursing
  • Jacquelynn Malloy
    Department of Learning and Teaching
  • Michael Mino
    Department of Automotive Engineering
  • Kevin Plis
    School of Computing
  • Stephen Schvaneveldt
    Department of Chemistry
  • Crystal Stephens
    Department of English (former)