Open Educational Resources (OER)

Information and resources on Open Educational Resources (OER) available to faculty & students free of cost.

Applications are now closed.

This program is being funded in whole or in part with federal funds from  the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreemement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.

Program Details:

This year-long fellowship will provide an in-depth look at aspects of open educational resources like searching, curation, development, licensing, and more. There are 10 openings, and all STCC faculty are eligible. Over the course of the academic year, participants will redevelop a single course to use only free/open materials. We will meet four times for training sessions throughout the year. All sessions are mandatory. 

Tentative Workshop Dates: 
Tuesday, September 24, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 12, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 4:00 - 6:00 PM


STCC OER Fellowship Guidelines & Conditions

General Guidelines

  • This opportunity is open to any instructor at STCC. Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply.
  • This program focuses on the redevelopment of one course and only one stipend will be awarded per faculty member.
  • Courses that already use open materials are not eligible.
  • All materials for the resulting courses must be available at no cost to students. STCC Library resources are acceptable.
  • Any material that is created as a result of this fellowship must be published with a Creative Commons license.

Faculty Requirements - In order to be eligible for a stipend, participants must:

  • Find and/or develop instructional content as an alternative to current materials/textbooks.
  • Commit to teaching the newly developed course for at least one academic year.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and events.
  • Ensure accessibility of all materials by utilizing the ADA Accessibility Toolkit. This includes meeting with a staff member from the STCC Office of Disability Services
  • Present their work to the campus at a to-be-determined event/date.
  • Gather and report assessment data findings after the course ends and by an agreed upon deadline.


Award Criteria

Impact: Core courses with high enrollment will receive priority

Savings: Courses that currently utilize high-cost materials will receive priority

Originality: Preference will be given to faculty who have not participated in previous OER programming.


STCC Library
Building 19, Second Floor

STCC Disability Services
Building 19, Second Floor

Blackboard Administration
Contact Scott Lambert

Open Resources by Subject
Common OER Resources organized by subject

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region
The Northeast branch of the NNLM provides health information to librarians and health professionals across the region.

Contact Jane Lerner
Director, Title III/SI

Contact Felicia Griffin-Fennell
Director, HSI STEM