Tarleton Awarded GEER Grant for Open Educational Resources

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University has been awarded a $36,943 planning grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to support student success. 

The grant helps institutions develop or expand initiatives that impact access to and completion of workforce transitions.

Tarleton’s grant program, titled “Developing University Infrastructure to Increase the Use of Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials,” ties into Goal II, Strategy II-A of the Tarleton Forward 2030 strategic plan to have at least 90 percent of lecture/lab courses utilize Open Educational Resources (OERs) by 2025. Aimee Shouse, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Faculty Affairs, is principal investigator, with Dean of Libraries Katherine Quinnell and Lesley Leach, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development, serving as co-PIs.

The Accelerate Student Success Planning Grant supports public and private/independent colleges, universities and health-related institutions impacted by the pandemic. 

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.