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Alternative Textbooks (Open Educational Resources)

This guide provides an overview of alternative textbooks (open educational resources) and offers assistance with finding, adopting, and creating them. © 2016-2021 University of Kentucky Libraries. Licensed with CC BY-SA 4.0.

Alternative Textbook Grant Program (Academic Year 2018)

In Fall 2017, UK Libraries invited faculty to apply for a grant in support of the adoption of open access textbooks, free course content, and/or UK Libraries’ licensed information resources as replacements to traditional commercial textbooks.  Based on the recommendations from the University Senate Library Committee, UK Libraries has awarded the following faculty a grant of $1,500 each. 

Grant Recipients (Sorted by Last Name) Department and College
Ming-Yuan Chih Department of Clinical Science, College of Health Sciences
Emily Croteau Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Nathan Druivenga Department of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
Renee Fatemi and Michael Kovash Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
Brian L. Frye College of Law
Regina Hannemann Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Michael Mendenhall Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine
Erin Richard Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Paul E. Salamanca College of Law
Brandi M. White Department of Clinical Science, College of Health Sciences

This video fills you in on what grant recipients and students think about the Alternative Textbook Grant Program.  If you have questions about alternative textbooks or the Grant Program, feel free to contact:

Jennifer Hootman
Coordinator of Digital Scholarship
University of Kentucky Libraries

Inquiries about the availability of alternative textbooks in particular subject areas can be sent to the academic liaisons of the concerned subject areas or to Jennifer Hootman.