Apply for a Spring 2023 Faculty Fellowship

Now accepting applications for the Spring 2023 Open Educational Resources Faculty Fellowship!

The Queens College Library is pleased to invite applications for the Spring 2023 cohort. To date, more than 100 Queens College faculty from 33 departments have participated in the OER Faculty Fellowship, developing their pedagogical practice in an interdisciplinary environment while saving QC students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs. We are excited to expand our community!

  • Through the Fellowship program, participants will:
  • Find and evaluate openly licensed teaching resources
  • Assemble organized and easily modified syllabi
  • Create accessible resources
  • Explore the principles and practice of open pedagogy
  • Enact social justice by reducing economic barriers to student success
  • Earn $2,500 (paid during the summer term)

Faculty selected for participation in the fellowship program will be expected to:

  • Participate in four 90-minute workshops (10am on February 17, March 10, March 31, and April 28)
  • Develop a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due June 6, 2023)
  • Teach at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024
  • Submit course materials to one of our institutional repositories
  • Write a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 6, 2023)

Learn more about Open Educational Resources

Returning Fellows

Previous Fellows are encouraged to apply for a fast-track Returning Fellowship, which includes a 90-minute refresher workshop and a $2,000 stipend.


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Workshop: Open Publishing with Manifold Press

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021, 2PM

Join us on December 10 at 2pm for a workshop on Manifold, CUNY’s very own open-source publishing platform! During our time together you will learn how Manifold is being used across our 25 campuses and become familiar with different course models for using Manifold in your classroom. You will also learn how to create a project on Manifold, add texts and multi-media resources to a project, create a reading group, and learn how to annotate and place resources in a text.

This workshop is open to the QC community and coincides with the final event in the OER Faculty Fellowship Seminar Series for Fall 2021. The OER Faculty Fellowship trains QC faculty to find, adapt, and use open and zero-textbook-cost course materials. To learn more about the fellowship, or apply for Spring 2022, visit the OER Faculty Fellowship website.

Deadline Extended! Fellowship Opportunity for Faculty

The Library welcomes applications for the OER Faculty Fellowship program, now in its fourth year, for the 2021-2022 cohort! Applications are due by December 15, 2021.

Fellows will participate in a four-part seminar series that will guide them through the process of finding, creating, evaluating, and implementing open and/or zero-cost materials for a course that will run in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. The fellowship carries a $2,000 stipend for the creation of a single-section course.

Fellowship Requirements

Both full-time and part-time faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants are expected to clear their participation with their department chair prior to applying. If you are interested in converting a course with multiple sections from a pricey textbook to a free, open alternative, please contact Leila Walker at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu prior to applying, as an alternative arrangement involving multiple instructors and course leads may be more appropriate than an individual fellowship.

Faculty fellows commit to:

  • Actively participate in an OER fellowship seminar in Spring 2022, which will consist of four units with synchronous and asynchronous elements
  • Develop a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due June 6, 2022)
  • Teach at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023
  • Submit course materials to our institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works
  • Write a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 6, 2022)

Opportunities for Large-Scale Projects

The Library is also interested in partnering with course leads for those courses with multiple sections and high enrollments to develop high-quality course materials at a lower cost. The fellowship would offer training and a $2000 stipend for course leads, as well as a $500 stipend for faculty and adjuncts the first time they teach a section of a course using the zero-textbook-cost materials. We have had several successes with multiple section courses, including the creation of an OER lab manual for Biology under the guidance of Prof. Nathalia Holtzman, and the transition from an expensive homework system to a free, open-source alternative under the guidance of Prof. Chris Hanusa in the Math Department.

More Information

More information about how open educational/zero cost resources support teaching and learning can be found in our Guide to Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost.

More information about our fellowship program can be found on our OER Faculty Fellowships page!

If faculty have any questions or would like to learn more about OER, they are encouraged to contact our OER coordinator, Dr. Leila Walker, Digital Scholarship Librarian at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu.

Faculty Opportunity: OER Fellowships

The Library welcomes applications for the OER Faculty Fellowship program, now in its fourth year, for the 2021-2022 cohort! Applications are due by August 1, 2021.

Fellows will participate in a four-part seminar series that will guide them through the process of finding, creating, evaluating, and implementing open and/or zero-cost materials for a course that will run in Spring or Fall 2022. The fellowship carries a $2000 stipend for the creation of a single-section course.

Fellowship Requirements

Both full-time and part-time faculty are eligible for the fellowship. Applicants are expected to clear their participation with their department chair prior to applying. If you are interested in converting a course with multiple sections from a pricey textbook to a free, open alternative, please contact Leila Walker at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu prior to applying, as an alternative arrangement involving multiple instructors and course leads may be more appropriate than an individual fellowship.

Faculty fellows commit to:

  • Actively participate in an OER fellowship seminar in Fall 2021, which will consist of four units with synchronous and asynchronous elements
  • Develop a fully OER or ZTC course (materials due January 10, 2022)
    Teach at least one section of the OER or ZTC course in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022
  • Submit course materials to our institutional repository, CUNY Academic Works
  • Write a brief (200-500 word) end-of-fellowship narrative (due June 6, 2022)

Opportunities for Large-Scale Projects

The Library is also interested in partnering with course leads for those courses with multiple sections and high enrollments to develop high-quality course materials at a lower cost. The fellowship would offer training and a $2000 stipend for course leads, as well as a $500 stipend for faculty and adjuncts the first time they teach a section of a course using the zero-textbook-cost materials. We have had several successes with multiple section courses, including the creation of an OER lab manual for Biology under the guidance of Prof. Nathalia Holtzman, and the transition from an expensive homework system to a free, open-source alternative under the guidance of Prof. Chris Hanusa in the Math Department.

More Information

More information about how open educational/zero cost resources support teaching and learning can be found in our Guide to Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost.

More information about our fellowship program can be found on our OER Faculty Fellowships page!

If faculty have any questions or would like to learn more about OER, they are encouraged to contact our OER coordinator, Dr. Leila Walker, Digital Scholarship Librarian at lwalker@qc.cuny.edu.