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Open Education Leaders at UT: Home

A list of faculty and instructors who have adopted or created open educational resources, including open textbooks.

This page is part of the Libraries' Open Education Portal.

As of April 2019, UT students are saving $816,600 this year thanks to open textbooks and OER!

2018-19

Big Data Anthropology 511
Prof. Alex Bentley
Compressible Flow, Aerospace Engineering 351
Prof. Kenneth Kihm
Environmental Climatology 462
Prof. Joanne Logan
  • Designed a set of course materials using existing OER
  • Approx. 28 students saving $2,800 total per year
Form and Analysis, Music Theory 310
Prof. Barbara Ann Murphy
  • Created an OER course page for anyone (UT or elsewhere) in Music Theory: Music Theory Materials
  • Approx. 24 students saving $2,400 total per year
Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Math 351 
Prof. Dustin Cartwright
Introductory Economics: A Survey Course 201 
Prof. Donna Bueckman
  • Adopted Principles of Economics (Published by OpenStax, Rice University) 
  • Approx. 918 students saving $91,800 total per year
Writing in the Workplace, English 295 
Dr. Mark Tabone

2017-18

Biosystems Engineering Technology 326
Prof. Joanne Logan
Discrete Structures, Computer Science 311
Profs. Michael Berry and Judy Day
Formal Logic, Philosophy 235
Graduate Teaching Assistant Marlin Sommers
  • Adopted forall x (Published by the author at University at Albany, SUNY)
  • Approx. 25 students saving $2,500 total per year
General Psychology 110/117
Prof. Erin Hardin with Prof. Ross-Sheehy, Beth Cooper, and graduate teaching assistants
  • Adopted Psychology (Published by OpenStax, Rice University)
  • Approx. 2,300 students saving $230,000 total per year
Mathematics (three courses)
Professor prefers to remain anonymous
  • Adopted Holistic Numerical Methods (Published by the authors at University of South Florida - NSF grant-funded)
  • Approx. 40 students saving $4,000 total per year
Physics 135
Profs. Marianne Breinig and Haidong Zhou
  • Adopted University Physics vol. 1-3 (Published by OpenStax, Rice University)
  • Approx. 80 students saving $8,000 total per year
Social Psychology 360
Prof. Jeff Larsen

2016-17

Educational Psychology and Counseling 577
Prof. Louis Rocconi
Geography 101
Prof. Ron Foresta, Prof. Madhuri Sharma, Erik Johanson, and Graduate Teaching Assistants
Veterinary Medicine, Clinical Pathology 888
Profs. Michael Fry and Deanna Schaefer
  • Adopted eClinPath (Published by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine) 
  • Approx. 85 students. This OER does not replace a textbook but is fundamental to the course.

Trailblazers

Adopted an Open Textbook Before 2016

Biology 150
Dr. Stan Guffey
  • Adopted an open textbook starting in 2012, still in use: Concepts of Biology (Published by OpenStax, Rice University)
  • Average 250 students saving $2,500 total per year
Engineering Fundamentals 151
Profs. Richard Bennett and Betsy White
  • Adopted an open textbook starting in 2011, still in use: College Physics (Published by OpenStax, Rice University)
  • Moved to a non-textbook model for all engineering courses in the EF program
  • Use many additional OER, such as videos, problem sets, etc., in the course
  • Average 840 students saving $84,000 total per year
Engineering Fundamentals 230
Prof. Will Schleter
  • Created an open textbook starting in 2009, still in use at the EF 230 Course Website
  • Moved to a non-textbook model for all engineering courses in the EF program
  • Use many additional OER, such as videos, problem sets, etc., in the course
  • Average 450 students saving $45,000 total per year
Physics 221/222
Prof. Marianne Breinig
  • Adopted an open textbook staring in 2012, still in use: College Physics (Published by OpenStax, Rice University)
  • Started with her own sections; Currently adopted in 90-100% of Physics 221/222 sections
  • Uses many additional OER, such as videos, practice problems, tutorials, etc., in the co84000urse
  • Average 1,570 students saving $157,000 total per year

 

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Calculations are estimates based on the figure of $100 savings per student per textbook, an estimate often used by those studying OER (OpenOregon Educational Resources, 2017).