Kirkwood Community College has created an OER Faculty Adoption Program. This program, with the oversight of the program advisory committee, will:
1. Support the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) by faculty who see benefit in using these resources for their students, both because of their many positive academic qualities and because of their inexpensiveness for students.
2. Remove barriers faculty may experience in adopting OER either as supplemental materials or as replacements for traditional textbooks. This will be achieved through workshops offered either in-person or online, online guides, personal mentorship and consultation, and any additional support needed to locate and evaluate resources, edit or post them to a course website, and understand any copyright considerations.
For a complete description of the program see this document.