Open Educational Resources LogoThe high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents.  The Open Education “Mini-Grants” Initiative encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves.

Fifteen $1000 “mini-grants” will be available this spring. These modest yet significant sums are meant to offer an incentive for the time it will take you to identify new resources, adjust syllabi, and modify assignments and can also be used to cover any actual expenses you incur.

We invite you to engage in this transition through a competitive grant process.

If you are interested in applying for this initiative, please attend one of the Open Education Initiative information sessions to be held Feb 21st and 22nd from noon to 1 pm in Jackson Library, Room 216.  Please RSVP prior to the workshop or any questions you have to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu

The deadline to apply for the “mini-grants” is March 10th.  The application is available at http://tinyurl.com/o2xck9j.

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Join the UTLC on Wednesday, February 15, for a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate – pick up a snack – and they’ll have “s’more” materials! It’s a great time to meet with colleagues from across campus.

9-10am in the Faculty Center. There is no need to register – drop in as your schedule allows! Read more…

The Office of Sponsored Programs and University Libraries are co-presenting “Show Me the Money” – a workshop designed to explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center.

The course will be offered in the Bryan Computer Lab, Room 211, from 3:30-5:30pm, and attendees will have an opportunity to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic(s) of interest.

To register for this upcoming session, visit the registration link.

The Office of Sponsored Programs is also able to offer custom funding search workshops to departments, classes, centers, networks, etc. and can provide a five-minute “introduction” or a 60-minute workshop. Contact Dr. Aubrey Turner, Proposal Development Officer, at aubrey.turner@uncg.edu to find a solution that meets your needs.

Banner Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system of applications and data has been used at UNCG since 1997 to manage a vast array of essential university functions. In fact, Banner supports just about everything the University does to move students successfully from application to graduation, including advising, registration, curriculum management, course scheduling, financial aid, HR and payroll.
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Join the UTLC on Thursday, February 9, for a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate – pick up a snack – and they’ll have “s’more” materials! It’s a great time to meet with colleagues from across campus.

9-10am in the Faculty Center. There is no need to register – drop in as your schedule allows! Read more…

STAMPS Students at Goddard

The National Science Foundation has awarded one million dollars to support the Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships (STAMPS) Program at UNCG.  The award will support a collaborative effort proposed by faculty and staff within UNCG’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and the University Teaching and Learning Commons. Read more…

Open Educational Resources LogoThe Office of the Provost and the University Libraries are joining together to support faculty interested in providing their students with a less expensive yet educationally rewarding alternative to expensive commercial textbooks.

The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents.  The Open Education “Mini-Grants” Initiative encourages instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves. Read more…