Open and Affordable Textbooks

Previous Recipients and Projects

Previous Recipients and Projects

2016-2017

Rutgers University–Camden | Projected Savings: $109,108.00

Dr. Daniel Hart, Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
This project will replace the current text with a free online book, as well as self-developed materials.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
200 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $38,516.00

Dr. Charlotte Markey, Professor of Psychology, Director of Health Sciences
Psychology and the Health Sciences
This project is for a new course for a newly developed major. Journal articles and other library resources will be used to replace traditional course materials.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
200 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $35,880.00

Dr. Jennifer Oberle, Instructor
Microbiology and its Applications Lab
This project will replace the current text with a self-developed manual. This material will be a downloadable resource in the course management system and students will be able to print it.
Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
135 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $18,603.00

Dr. Sarah Allred, Associate Professor
Perception
This project will replace the current text with open materials and modules, as well as library e-resources. Dr. Allred will work closely with librarians from Robeson.
Taught: Fall 2017
30 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $4,439.00

Dr. Catherine Bartch, Part-Time Lecturer
Latin American Politics and Introduction to Political Science
For the Latin American Politics course, which is a new course, this project provides a comparison based on commonly used texts. In both courses, Dr. Bartch will replace the traditional text with a combination of web and library resources.
Taught: Spring 2017
40 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $4,399.00

Dr. J. T. Barbarese, Associate Professor
The Romantic Period
This project will replace the anthology currently used with primary texts and materials in Blackboard.
Taught: Spring 2017
20 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $3,855.00

Dr. Wendy Woloson, Associate Professor
Perspectives on History
This project will replace primary and secondary course materials with library resources and online materials. In collaboration with a librarian from Robeson Library, Julie Still, Dr. Woolson will work to bring the cost of these course materials to $0.
Taught: Fall 2017
20 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $1,936.00

Rasheda Weaver, Part-Time Lecturer and PhD Candidate
Special Topics: Social Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement, and Community Development
This project will supplement the use of a traditional textbook by placing a text on reserve and using library resources, such as academic articles.
Taught: Spring 2017
8 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $1,480.00


Rutgers University–New Brunswick | Projected Savings: $645,290.00

Dr. Darrin York, Professor
Introduction to Chemistry
This project will replace the current text with a free text from OpenStax, as well as other open educational resources.
Taught: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
1600 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $240,000.00

Dr. Neil Sheflin, Associate Professor
Introduction to Macroeconomics and Money, Banking and the Financial System
Dr. Sheflin has been using free and self-developed materials for a few years and has indicated great results with his students. Dr. Sheflin will use the grant to further refine and update his low-cost course materials.
Taught: Fall 2017
500 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $131,000.00

Dr. Darshana Shapiro, Part-Time Lecturer
Introduction to Human Evolution
This project will replace the current textbook with a combination of free and low-cost materials. The lecturer will also create many of the course materials, including online modules and activities.
Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
750 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $103,343.00

Dr. Yvonne Wollenberg, Instructor
Law and Politics
This project will replace the current text used with an e-book, for which the library has an unlimited user subscription.
Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2017
360 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $71,280.00

Dr. Alexander Pichugin, Director of German Language and Cultural Studies
Elementary German, Intermediate German
This project will replace the traditional text with self-developed materials in Sakai and a low-cost text.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
120 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $39,332.00

Dr. Young-mee Yu Cho, Associate Professor
Intermediate Korean for Heritage Students, Advanced Korean 1 and 2, Advanced Korean for Business 1 and 2
This project will replace current materials with fully self-developed texts, multimedia learning objects, and activities.
Taught: Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
100 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $21,000.00

Dr. Natalya Voloshchuk, Teaching Instructor
Experimental Biochemistry
This project will replace the current text with open and free alternatives and a self-developed lab manual.
Taught: Fall 2017
60 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $19,140.00

Dr. Norah MacKendrick, Assistant Professor
Sociology of Women
This project will replace the current text with a course pack of journal articles, newspaper articles, book chapters, and any portions of open textbooks that are available. The new materials will be free, or at very low cost.
Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2018
200 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $15,390.00

Dr. Xenia Morin, Undergraduate Program Director
Advanced Topics in Agriculture and Food Systems: Feeding America's Cities and Applied Practical Applications in Agriculture and Food Systems
This project is for a new course (Advanced Topics), based on a comparison of the cost of a commonly used text. Dr. Morin will write, edit, and annotate the first food systems book at Rutgers.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2017
45 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $2,525.00

Dr. Jill Lipoti, Assistant Teaching Professor
Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainability; Food Waste, and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
The first project will update an existing open textbook, while the second project is for a new course and based on a comparison of the cost of a commonly used text. Dr. Lipoti will develop materials for both courses.
Taught: Fall 2017
45 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $2,280.00


Rutgers University–Newark | Projected Savings: $231,227.00

Dr. Diane Jammula, Physics Instructor
General Physics
This project will replace the current textbook with an open text from OpenStax. This project also includes a thorough assessment plan.
Taught: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
300 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $87,840.00

Dr. Jiahuan Lu, Assistant Professor
Applied Statistics
This project will replace the current text with materials from the Open Textbook Library, as well as Rutgers Library e-books. This project also offers a detailed assessment plan, which includes discussion post reflections from students regarding the course.
Taught: Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
150 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $35,601.00

Dr. Christina Zambrano, Teaching Instructor
Research Methods for the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
This project will replace the current text with online materials and links to open resources in Blackboard.
Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2018
150 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $33.992.00

Dr. Matthew Giobbi, Part-Time Lecturer
History & Modern Viewpoints of Psychology
Dr. Giobbi will develop a new online textbook from open source materials, readings, and lecture notes.
Taught: Spring 2017
80 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $24,796.00

Dr. Karen Chaffee, Assistant Teaching Professor
General Chemistry I
This project will replace the current materials with self-developed quizzes in Blackboard, thereby eliminating the need for students to purchase access codes. The efforts of this project will be available for all faculty in the department to use.
Taught: Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
200 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $20,000.00

Dr. Vanessa LoBue, Assistant Professor
Developmental Psychology
This project will replace the current text with self-developed materials and a subscription to online resources ($10). The faculty member hopes to present this model to the rest of the department.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
70 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $11,113.00

Dr. Patricia Akhimie, Assistant Professor
Shakespeare
This course will replace current materials with open educational resources. The students themselves will be involved with creating their own course content. Students in this course will collaborate to create their own online edition with notes and analysis.
Taught: Spring 2018
40 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $11,002.00

Dr. Manu Chander, Assistant Professor
Introduction to Global Literature
This project will replace the current texts with open educational resources. The project will also aim to provide students access to previously marginalized texts that are difficult for students to find (outside of expensive anthologies).
Taught: Fall 2017
40 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $5,563.00

Dr. Rachel Emas, Assistant Teaching Professor
Introduction to Public Administration
This project involves a new online master’s program. The cost savings are based on estimates of commonly used texts.
Taught: Fall 2017
15 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $1,320.00


Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick | Projected Savings: $533,870.00

Dr. Kemal Gursoy, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Statistical Methods for Business Applications
This project will replace the current text with self-developed materials.
Taught: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
2000 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $513,300.00

Dr. Weiwei Chen, Assistant Professor
Introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
This project will replace the current text with self-developed materials, as well as resources available for a small fee from the professional organization website.
Taught: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
170 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $20,570.00


Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences | Projected Savings: $133,999.00

Dr. Petros Levounis, Professor and Chair
Psychiatry Clerkship
This project will replace the current text for the whole third year clerkship with a free, self-developed text. The project will involve students in writing the new course material.
Taught: Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
200 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $64,000.00

Dr. May Nguyen, Clinical Assistant Professor
Emergency Medicine Pharmacology Elective
This course currently uses library materials. Dr. Nguyen would like to use the grant to create supplementary, free online course content, which will be peer-reviewed.
Taught: Fall 2017
20 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $10,000.00

Dr. Ellen Zambo Anderson, Associate Professor
Development Across the Lifespan
This project will replace the current text with a self-developed iBook.
Taught: Summer 2017
65 students impacted per year | Projected savings per year: $3,949.00