The University of Hartford was one of 11 schools nationwide (and the first private institution) accepted into the 2017-2018 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program. OpenStax, a nonprofit based out of Rice University, is one of the leading providers of OER textbooks, all of which are peer-reviewed and carry a CC-BY license. Through this program, we received individualized guidance and support in order to build a strategic plan to help promote and encourage the use of OER on campus. We were able to do the following with help from this program:
For more information about the partnership program, visit OpenStax.
Estimated Cost Savings for Students: $236,646.66
Estimated Number of Students Using OER on Campus: 2,895
Estimated Number of Faculty Using OER on Campus: 50
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