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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 2016)

In Spring 2016, UK Libraries invited faculty to apply for a grant in support of the adoption of an alternative textbook, open course content, or UK Libraries' licensed resource(s) as a replacement to traditional commercial textbooks.  There were 20 outstanding proposals and the grant recipients were as follows: 

Grant Recipient (by last name)

Department and College 

Melody Danley Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Ben Goff Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Patrick Lee Lucas School of Interiors, College of Design
Edward Mark Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences
Carol Mason Department of Gender and Women's Studies, College of Arts and Science
Jennifer Osterhage Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Stephanie Reynolds School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information
Allison Soult Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Helen Turner School of Interiors, College of Design
Robin Vanderpool Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health
Sarah Welling College of Law

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:

Stephen Krueger
Affordable Course Content Librarian
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 Stephen Krueger.