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Textbook Transformation Grants Round Three: Grantees and Documents

The Round Three Request for Proposals (RFP) offered grant awards to be made to support adoption, adaptation, and creation of no-or low-cost learning materials in USG courses in three categories: No-Cost-to-Students Learning Materials, OpenStax Textbooks, and Specific Top 50 Courses (which had not been implemented before within eCore or a Textbook Transformation Grant).

There were two tiers of funding: one for single sections and courses, and one for multi-section/multi-course projects. All USG institutions, libraries, and faculty were eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. An online information forum was held on May 21, 2015. The deadline for submission for all projects was May 31, 2015.

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) managed the review process with ALG, using the CompetitionSpace platform for applications and reviews. ALG worked with a team of experienced grant reviewers who evaluated the projects in a blind process. Proposing teams were notified of the review committee’s decision on June 22, 2015.

18 proposals were received from 9 USG institutions and 16 project leaders. Of these, 16 proposals from 9 USG institutions were awarded grants, with the result that all project leaders were awarded grants for no more than one proposal each.

More details are available in the Round Three Spreadsheet.

Institution

Grantees

Course
Numbers

Grant
Amount

Grants Collections (Syllabi, Proposals, and Final Reports)

Albany State
University

Shayla Williams
Kenya Lemon

BIOL 1111

$10,800

Grants Collection #142: Introduction to Biology

Clayton State
University

Antoinette Miller
Samuel Maddox
Mark Dadonna
Christina Grange
Eckart Werther
Nichelle Gause

PSYC 1101

$29,900

Grants Collection #130: Introduction to General Psychology

Clayton State
University

Brian Amsden
Mark May
Susan McFarlane-Alvarez
Jonathan Harris

COMM 1110
Created Materials

$21,700

Grants Collection #133: Spoken Communication

Clayton State
University

Tatiana Krivosheev
Bram Boronson
Caroline Sheppard
Patricia Todebush
Justin Mays

PHYS 2211, PHYS 2212,
PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112,
CHEM 1211, CHEM 1212,
CHEM 2411, CHEM 2412

$30,000

Proposal 140
Final Report
Grants Collection in-progress

Columbus State
University

Jennifer Pitts
Jacqueline Radebaugh

MISM 3115

$10,800

Grants Collection #134: Principles of Information Technology Management

Dalton State
College

Hassan Elnajjar
Natalie Johnson

SOCI 1101

$10,800

Grants Collection #127: Introduction to Sociology

Dalton State
College

Jenny Crisp
Lydia Postell
Melissa Whitesell

ENGL 0098
ENGL 0989
ENGL 0999
Created Materials

$15,800

Grants Collection #128: Learning Support English

Dalton State
College

Barbara Tucker
Kris Barton
Tami Tomasello
Clint Kinkead
Jerry Drye
Sarah Min
Nick Carty
Melissa Whitesell

COMM 1110
Created Materials

$30,000

Grants Collection #129: Fundamentals of Speech

Darton State
College

Deborah Liss-Green
Elizabeth Perkins
Caryl Nemajovsky
Shalonda Heard

THEA 1100
Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #135: Theatre Appreciation

Georgia Gwinnett
College

Shuhua Lai
Kairui Chen

ITEC 2110
Created Materials

$10,800

Grants Collection #138: Digital Media

Georgia Highlands
College

J. Sean Callahan
Amy Burger

PSYC 1101

$10,800

Grants Collection #141: Introduction to General Psychology

Georgia Institute
of Technology

Chrissy Spencer
Jung Choi
Shana Kerr

BIOL 1510, BIOL 1511

$20,800

Proposal 132

Kennesaw State
University

Ginny Zhan
May Gao
Yumin Ao

ASIA 1102

$16,450

Proposal 136

Kennesaw State
University

Tamara Powell
Jonathan Arnett
Monique Logan
Cassandra Race
Tiffani Reardon
Lance Linimon
James Monroe

TCOM 2010, WRIT 3140

$30,000

Proposal 137

Kennesaw State
University

Carlton Usher
Linda Lyons

KSU 1111

$10,800

Grants Collection #139: Tomorrow’s World Today

Kennesaw State
University

Daniel Farr
Tiffani Reardon

SOCI 1101

$10,800

Grants Collection #143: Introduction to Sociology