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MCTC Open Textbook Project

Minneapolis College


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

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