OER Guidelines

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Randall Library is excited to announce the Open Pedagogy Faculty Fellows program, a new expansion of the Open Educational Resources Mini-Grant program. The program invites an inaugural group of UNCW faculty and instructors who are interested in using and teaching from open educational resources in their discipline.

"Open pedagogy, also known as open educational practices (OEP), is the use of open educational resources (OER) to support learning, or the open sharing of teaching practices with a goal of improving education and training at the institutional, professional, and individual level. When you use open pedagogy in your classroom, you are inviting your students to be part of the teaching process, participating in the co-creation of knowledge." -BCCampus

This program will be an annual event in the Spring semester. Accepted faculty and instructors will: 

  • Explore practical ideas for applying OERs and open pedagogy concepts to their instruction
  • Gain a cohort of faculty across UNCW departments who are interested in open pedagogy and open educational resources 
  • Work closely with their liaison librarian on finding resources
  • Generate concrete products that integrate open pedagogy practices into the classroom 
  • Collaborate on ways to share these concepts with their departmental colleagues. 


Fellows receive a certificate and $1000 stipend upon completion of the program.  Fellows commit to: 

  • Attending all sessions and actively participating weekly, 
  • Completing post reflections, 
  • Meeting at least once with their liaison librarian, and  
  • Submitting a final product that demonstrates integration of open pedagogy (see resources below). 


Successful applications demonstrate interest in and engagement with open pedagogy and open educational resources, as well an ability to share program content with colleagues. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

  • Clarity, specificity, and feasibility of your goals for participating in this program
  • Demonstration of interest in open educational resources and/or open pedagogy 
  • Ability to make changes to your course syllabus and materials 
  • Concrete post-program plans to advocate for the adoption of open educational resources in your department 

All faculty who teach classes are eligible to apply. We seek representation from schools and departments across UNCW. New faculty are encouraged to apply.   

Applications are now open! Apply for the OPFF program here.



Applications open December 5, 2022 and are due by January 27, 2023. 

The Spring 2022 OPFF program will be run in a flipped classroom model in which participants will work with content in a Canvas course and attend in-person sessions to apply and discuss their learning. Every Fellow is expected to actively participate during each week of the five-week Fellowship by consuming the learning material and participating in sessions with Faculty Fellow peers.  


  • Orientation and Introductions: Friday, February 24, 2023 
  • Contributing to the Commons: Friday, March 3, 2023  
  • Inclusion and Agency: Friday March 17, 2023  
  • Wrap-up and Project Lightning Presentations: Friday, March 24, 2023 

Final Project 

  • Due May 5, 2023 
  • Submit online 

Resources for Program Participants

Randall Library offers an Open Educational Resources guide and an online asynchonous Canvas course on OERs. Your liaison librarians are also available to help you find resources in your subject. Below are some additional resources and inspiration: