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Alternative Textbook Grant

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Special Recognition

Alexander Holmes, Ph.D. received an Alternative Textbook Grant in 2015 for adopting an OpenStax book that eliminated textbook costs in his Elements of Statistics class. Before receiving this grant, his students were required to purchase a textbook with a retail price of $289. Frustrated by the high price, Dr. Holmes explored open source options to replace this text. In his search, he found a title published by OpenStax, a nonprofit based at Rice University whose mission is to improve student access to education. Dr. Holmes is the lead author of the Openstax Introductory Business Statistics text that is not only in use here at OU, but is making the subject more accessible to students globally.  For this work he received the first OU Libraries Open Education Award presented jointly by the University Libraries and the College or Arts and Sciences.

Grantees

2018 

Name  College  Department 
Callahan, Marjorie Architecture  Architecture 
Connelly, Sarah Arts and Sciences Library and Information Studies
Croom, Adam Journalism and Mass Communication Strategic Communications
Crowson, H. Michael  Education Educational Psychology
Finocchiaro, Charles  Arts and Sciences Political Science/Carl Albert Center
Hoefnagels, Marielle Arts and Sciences Biology and Microbiology/Plant Biology
Holmes, Alexander Arts and Sciences Economics
Hyde, Anne Arts and Sciences History
Lawhon, Mary  Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Geology & Environmental Sustainability 
Lim, Doo Education  Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Misra, Siddharth  Earth and Energy Petroleum and Geological Engineering
Norris, Mark Arts and Sciences Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Pierce , Joseph  Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Geography & Environmental Sustainability
Tsetsura, Katernia  Journalism and Mass Communication Strategic Communication/PR

 

2017 

Name  College Department
Bolen, Ron  Business   Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
Crowther, Kathleen  Arts and Sciences  History of Science
Davis, Chad  Engineering Electrical & Computer Engineering
Davis, Darin  Arts and Sciences  Classics & Letters
Gibson, Phil  Arts and Sciences  Biology, Microbiology & Plant Biology
Haltman , Kenneth        Fine Arts  Visual Arts                                                
Hennessey, Maeghan  Education Educational Psychology
Ketchum, Heather  Arts and Sciences  Biology
Koh, Kyungwon  Arts and Sciences  Library and information studies
Kurlinkus, William  Arts and Sciences  English
Martin, Kimball  Arts and Sciences  Mathematics
Meysick, Karen  Arts and Sciences  Microbiology & Plant Biology
Moon, Suzanne Arts and Sciences  History of Science
Nash, Susan  Arts and Sciences  Human Relations
Norris, Mark  Arts and Sciences  Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Shankar, Krishnan Arts and Sciences  Mathematics
Ward, Julie  Arts and Sciences  Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Wolfe, Marcus  Business  Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

 

2016 

Name College Department 
Abraham, Eric Arts and Sciences  Physics
Barwick-Snell, Katie Arts and Sciences  Human Relations
Boggs, Bruce Arts and Sciences  Spanish
Branscum, Paul  Arts and Sciences  Health and Exercise Science
Busciglio, Daniela  Arts and Sciences  Italian
Chavez-Dominguez, Alejandro Arts and Sciences  Mathematics
Cichewicz, Robert  Arts and Sciences  Chemistry
Cullen, Theresa  Education Education Instructional Psychology & Technology
Dauffenbach, Robert  Business   Business Administration
Davis, Chad Engineering   Electrical & Computer Engineering
Drover, Will Business   Business Administration
Kerr, Robert Journalism and Mass Communication Journalism & Mass Communication
Maness, Sarah  Arts and Sciences  Health & Exercise Science
Marcus-Mendoza, Susan  Arts and Sciences  Human Relations
Nash, Susan  Arts and Sciences  Human Relations
Short, Jeremy  Business   Management
Ward, Julie  Arts and Sciences  Spanish

 

2015 

Name  College Department 
Barwick-Snell, Katie Arts and Sciences  Human Relations
Brady, Shane  Arts and Sciences  Social Works
Bridge, Eli  Arts and Sciences  Biology
Dhall, Sudarshan  Engineering   Computer Science 
Fithian, Lee  Architecture   Architecture
Gibbs, Laura Arts and Sciences  Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Gibson, Laniel  Arts and Sciences  Mathematics
Haltman, Kenneth  Fine Arts Visual Arts
Holmes, Alexander  Arts and Sciences  Economics
Kerr, Robert  Journalism and Mass Communication Journalism
Ketchum, Heather  Arts and Sciences  Biology
Krutz, Glen  Arts and Sciences  Political Science
Remling, Christian  Arts and Sciences  Mathematics
Rhinesmith, Colin  Arts and Sciences  Library and Information Studies
Robinson, Scott  Arts and Sciences  Political Science
Sanchez-Naranjo, Jeannette  Arts and Sciences  Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Savic, Milos  Arts and Sciences  Mathematics

 

2014 

Name  College Department 
Bairaktarova, Diana  Engineering  Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
 Burke, Susan Arts and Sciences  Library and Information Studies
Gramoll, Kurt  Engineering Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Lu, Kun  Arts and Sciences Library and Information Studies
Sims, Paul  Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

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