MCTC Open Textbook Project
At Minneapolis College (MCTC) 55% of students meet a designation of low-income. This adds urgency to efforts at lowering the cost of a higher education. MCTC created a website to help educate faculty on open textbooks and open educational resources. They then followed this up with a call out to faculty, inviting them to join a grant supported program focused on implementing open textbooks in existing courses. Faculty were asked to make a $0 course materials pledge.
Type of Grant Received through Minnesota State Innovation Funding
Large Seed Grant – $25,000
Minnesota State faculty, staff, and administrators interested in applying for an innovation funding grant can visit the Innovation Funding SharePoint (log in using StarID@MinnState.edu) to find more information and applications.