The Office of the Provost, the University Libraries, the Procurement Office, the Academic Technology Committee and the Committee on Transformational Education are partnering on a Mini-Grant Program to support faculty interested in using Open Textbook alternatives to increasingly expensive commercial texts.

UMass Lowell would like to reduce the cost burden of textbooks on our students by encouraging instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive texts. Thus, we are sponsoring a mini-grant program to support faculty engaged in the process of adapting courses for the use of open-text materials.

The Open-Text Materials mini-grants (pdf) are intended to help compensate for the extra time it takes to develop or find new materials, to change course assignments, and to update syllabi.