Faculty Information


Thanks for considering reduced cost alternatives for our students! This page is a quick starting point – for deeper knowledge, please see the two following resources.

The MGA library page has a comprehensive subject guide of ALG and OER resources which is the perfect place to start. . ALG also has a wonderfully useful website.

Additionally, there is a series of ongoing training and development events hosted by ALG for faculty. These webinars are archived to allow for asynchronous enjoyment.

Short videos of faculty and students using reduced-cost materials coming soon!

Your campus facilitators for ALG are Dana Casper with the library () and faculty member Christopher Lawrence (). Do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have any questions!


ALG offers grants for textbook transformation funded by state appropriations. These grants are offered on a rolling basis, typically with deadlines in September and February of each academic year; announcements are typically posted the summer before the academic year begins. In recent grant rounds, there have been three levels of funding for teams of faculty, librarians, and/or instructional designers:

  • Mini-grants, typically including up to $4000, for small-scale projects such as implementing a course redesign to adopt OERs and other low-cost and library resources, with limited need to create new materials or substantial modifications to existing ones.
  • Midsize grants, with budgets up to $10,000, for somewhat larger projects involving developing substantial new materials or adapting existing teaching materials.
  • At-scale transformations, with budgets up to $30,000, for development of OERs affecting a large number of students (typically 500 or more per semester).

For more guidance on how to apply for these grants, please contact either Dana Casper () or Christopher Lawrence ().