Sonoma State Affordable Learning Grant Application
This form is to be completed by all individuals and/or departments seeking grant support from the SSU Affordable Learning program ( Currently, we are able to support three different awards within the grant:

1) Creation of Original Open Educational Resources (funding dependent on project description and funds availability, minimum award $1000; also available, maximum $500 student assistant funding for work done towards completion of an approved Affordable Learning project.

2) Individual Faculty Adoption of Existing Open Educational Resources (~40 individual faculty awards available)

Requirements: Must notify campus bookstore of intent to offer OER, Affordable Learning Committee must verify adoption with indicated courses, notification deadlines must be met (Summer 2018: May 15, 2018 (*NOW CLOSED*); Fall 2018: June 30, 2018 (*NOW CLOSED*); Spring 2019: November 15, 2018). Minimum award is $500 for OER adoption, $250 to attend an OER informational event, and $250 for helping to raise awareness for an OER related purpose (see questions below for details). One course per faculty, but multiple sections of that course are ok. The requirement is a 30% savings of textbook costs for students compared to material used in previous course.

3) Departmental Adoption of Open Educational Resources: (~6 departmental awards available)

Requirements: Department representative must submit project plan in writing through this form including: course(s) to be included, resources to be selected, and any related description of the use of the grant funds for instructional support purposes. Affected course sections must serve at least 100 students. Applications are considered as they are received, but may need to be prioritized based on the number of applications submitted.The requirement is a 30% savings of textbook costs for students compared to material used in previous course.

Personal Information
Please enter your name (Last, First). *
Please enter your SSU email address. *
Please enter your primary academic department affiliation. *
Please provide your faculty affiliation (check all that apply). *
Course & Textbook Information
Please provide the course name and # for the course where you intend to offer reduced cost instructional materials (e.g., ENGL 101, CHEM 102, etc.).
Please provide the maximum enrollment for this course.
Please provide the class ID # for this course if known (e.g., 1234, usually four digits).
Previously used materials for this course: Please enter the titles, author, publication date, price for a new copy ($$) and a web-link if available for each existing REQUIRED material for this course. Please assign a number for each required material. Incomplete responses may delay your stipend award. (e.g., 1. Roberts, P. & Kellough, R. (2006). A Complete Guide to Integrated Thematic Units, 4th ed., $90.)
Please provide the course section number if known. (e.g., 01,02, 03)
Please indicate the academic term in which you are planning to implement the new low or no cost options for your course.
Which Affordable Learning grant program are you applying for? *
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