Affordable Course Materials Summer Fellows

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Improving College Affordability for All Students

The cost of a Baylor education represents a sizable investment for our students and their parents and guardians. A large part of a semester's expenses includes the course materials required by faculty in order for students to fully engage with their course of studies. Textbooks, lab manuals, and other required course materials are a source of financial stress for students and a high priority concern among university administrators.

The Affordable Course Materials Summer Fellows Program offers Baylor faculty the opportunity to re-evaluate their course materials with an eye toward replacing required course materials with low- to zero-cost materials, such as open educational resources or OERs, in order to reduce the per-class costs for our students.

Thanks to funding from the Office of the Provost, the University Libraries, and the Parents Advisory Council, we are excited to offer fellowships to Baylor faculty to explore multiple avenues toward the goal of using OERs in their courses. With a program total of $65,000 to award in fellowships, this represents a major investment in affordability at Baylor.

Learn More and Apply

To learn more about the ACMS Fellows Program, visit the comprehensive research guide created by the University Libraries. 

Applications opened in late February and the deadline is April 14, 2023. Please note that Dean approval to pursue this summer fellowship is required prior to application to ensure the proposed project aligns with the overall strategic goals and objectives of the aspirant Fellow's School or College. Fellows will be notified and awarded by April 28, with the program taking place June - August. Full details on how to apply and expectations of awardees can be found in the research guide.

Questions or other feedback can be directed to Ken Carriveau, associate librarian and STEM librarian, at

Updated March 2, 2023

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