The M.O.S.T. OER Grant Program strategically supports Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of OER into teaching practices.

The M.O.S.T. initiative OER Grant Program was launched to enhance OER efforts at 2- and 4-year public higher education institutions across the state.

To date, the mini-grants have supported 83 projects at 24 institutions across Maryland.

2020 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for two grant programs in 2020.

Faculty OER Mini-Grants

The 2020 M.O.S.T. Faculty OER Mini-Grants will provide recipients with unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER, creation of OER in high-need areas, and evaluation of OER use in relation to student success.

Available grants for 2020:

  • Adopt/Adapt OER ($1,000 grant + Participation in the M.O.S.T. Teaching Fellows Program);
  • Create OER ($2,000 grant + Participation in the M.O.S.T. Textbook Success Fellowship Program); and
  • Evaluate OER ($3,000 grant + Dedicated Coaching)

Institutional OER Grants

New  for 2020, two institutions will be awarded $20,000 grants to support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success.

Visit the 2020 OER Grant Program page to download the Request for Proposals. Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28, 2020.


since 2017

100 projects supported at

22 institutions resulting in

$7.6M in cumulative savings

  • 2019 Grantees
    • Anne Arundel Community College

      Audra Butler, Assistant Professor and Department Chair

      ACA 100 Student Success Seminar

      Krista White, Assistant Professor

      BIO 230 Structure and Function of the Human Body
    • Baltimore City Community College

      Kathleen Berlyn, Associate Professor

      BIO 212L Microbiology Laboratory

      Rebecca Johns-Hackett and Baba Zak Kondo, Professors

      H 111 African American History Since 1865

      Lance Mauck, Associate Professor

      HLF 201 Personal and Community Health

      Brandon Myers, Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Co-Coordinator of Developmental Mathematics

      MAT 86 Integrated Pre- and Introductory Algebra and MAT 92 Intermediate Algebra

      Carole Quine, Professor, Developmental English

      RENG 92 Reading and English Skills II

      Malathi Radhakrishnan, Professor

      BIO 103 General Botany

      Nataliya Reznichenko, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

      MAT 128 Precalculus I: College Algebra and MAT 129 Precalculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
    • Bowie State University

      Shakil Rabbi, Assistant Professor

      English 101 Expository Writing

      Carolyn Shuttlesworth, Adjunct Lecturer

      African American Literature I and African American Literature II

      Horacio Sierra, Associate Professor

      ENGL 301: English Literature I and ENGL 302: English Literature II
    • Carroll Community College

      Eric Hess, Discipline Coordinator of Psychology

      PSYC 101 General Psychology
    • Community College of Baltimore County

      Stacie Miller, Associate Professor; ESOL and Learning Community Coordinator

      ESOL 054 ESOL Academic Reading

      Sara Osman, Instructor

      ESOL 052 Academic ESOL Writing

      Radhakrishnan Palaniswamy, Instructor

      College Algebra

      Lauren Pollak, Instructor

      English 102 College Composition II
    • Coppin State University

      Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Professor

      World Literature

      Deidre Ferron, Adjunct Instructor

      SOCI 201 Introduction to Sociology

      Christa Gilliam, Assistant Professor

      SOWK 360 Social Welfare Policy II

      Julie Manley, Faculty

      PSYC 335 Developmental Psychology

      Victoria Miller, Assistant Marketing Professor

      Principles of Marketing

      Rolande Murray, Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations

      ORIE 101; ENGL 101; PSYC 201; and SPCH 105
    • Frederick Community College

      Diana Culp, Instructional and Technical Designer

      Foundations of Emergency Management; Emergency Management Coordination; Leadership and Management; Planning and Response; Emergency Management Mitigation; and Recovery and Assessment
    • Garrett College

      Christa Bowser, Associate Professor of Biology

      ENG101 Comp I-Expository Writing; ENG091 Prep for College Writing Lab; MAT105 College Algebra; CIS106 Intro to Cybersecurity; BIO130 Principles of Nutrition; BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology; JRN101 Journalism and Media Studies
    • Hagerstown Community College

      Suzannah Moran, Associate Professor

      ANT 201 Cultural Anthropology

      Veronica Stein, Professor

      BIO 116 Anatomy & Physiology; BIO 113/114 Biology; BIO 119 Biology for Allied Health); CHM 101 Chemistry; and CHM 103/104
    • Harford Community College

      Laura Hutton, Associate Professor & Teacher Education Program Coordinator

      Materials & Curriculum for Early Childhood and Introduction to Special Education & the Young Child
    • Howard Community College

      Anjula Batra, Professor and Coordinator, Business

      SPCH 175 Business Communications and BMGT 100 Introduction to Business

      Crystal Walker, Assistant Professor

      SPCH100 Proseminar in Communication Studies and SPCH 115 Intercultural Communication

      Mari Wepprecht, Assistant Professor

      SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology

      Rosemary Williams, Assistant Professor

      HIST 111 American History to 1877 and HIST 112 American History since 1877
    • Prince George's Community College

      Barbara Warschawski, Chair/Professor

      Introduction to Business

      Milledge Mosby, Associate Professor

      Introduction to Marketing

      Deirdre Thompson, Professor

      General Psychology
    • Salisbury University

      Rebecca Anthony, Assistant Professor

      SOWK 309 Privilege and Oppression
    • Towson University

      Maureen Yarnevich, Professor

      MATH 119 Calculus
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County

      Ben Payne, Instructor

      DATA 601 Introduction to Data Science
    • University of Baltimore

      Terese Thonus, Professor and Writing Program Director

      WRIT 300 Composition and Research
    • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

      Madan Kharel, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

      PHAR 681 Vitamins and Minerals
  • 2018 Grantees
    • Anne Arundel Community College

      Phil Terry-Smith, Associate Professor & Department Chair

      Introduction to Sociology
    • Baltimore City Community College

      Shawn Lane, Coordinator of Business Programs

      MGMT 222 Principles of Business Management

      Paul Long, Associate Professor

      ENG 101 College Composition

      Malathi Radhakrishnan, Professor

      BIO 102 Principles of Biology

      Nataliya Reznichenko, Assistant Professor

      Precalculus I: College Algebra;
      Precalculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
    • Bowie State University

      Karen Cook-Bell, Associate Professor

      History 202 U.S. History Since 1865
    • Carroll Community College

      Joyce Davis, Assistant Professor

      BIOL 215 Microbiology
    • Community College of Baltimore County

      C. Eric Cotton, Assistant Professor

      General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II

      Jignasa Rami, Assistant Professor

      Applied Algebra and Trigonometry

      Patricia Rhea, Associate Professor

      HLTH 101 Health and Wellness
    • Coppin State University

      Katherine Cameron, Associate Professor

      PSYC 210 Applied Psychology
    • Frederick Community College

      Debra Morlier, Assistant Professor

      General Psychology

      Jessica Young, Assistant Director of Distributed Learning
      and Adjunct Faculty

      Human Growth and Development
    • Frostburg State University

      Deborah Devlin, Lecturer

      Math 119 College Algebra
    • Garrett College

      Christa Bowser, Associate Professor

      Biology 101 General Biology I
    • Hagerstown Community College

      Joan Bontempo, Associate Professor

      ART 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts

      Michael Harsh, Professor

      ENG 102 Composition and Literature
    • Harford Community College

      Jessica Adams, Professor

      Trigonometry; Pre-Statistics; and Statistics
    • Prince George's Community College

      Michael Smith, Department Chair and Associate Professor

      INT 1010 Introduction to Information Technology
    • Salisbury University

      Zachary Townsend, Lecturer, Health & Sport Sciences

      FTWL 106: Lifelong Fitness and Wellness
    • Towson University

      Nathan McNew, Assistant Professor

      Calculus I
    • University of Baltimore

      Kristin Conlin, Reference & Instruction Librarian

      INFO 110 Introduction to Information Literacy

      Stanley Kemp, Associate Professor

      ENVS 201 Human Ecology

      Jennifer Keohane, Assistant Professor and Director

      Oral Communication, CMAT 201 Communicating Effectively

      Carey Miller, Student Success and Transitions Coordinator

      IDIS 101 First-Year Seminar

      Terese Thonus, Professor and Writing Program Director

      WRIT 301 Writing and Research in the Arts and Sciences
      WRIT 302 Writing and Research in the Social Sciences
      WRIT 303 Writing and Research in Business
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones, Lecturer

      ENGL 203 Fundamentals of Contemporary Speech
    • University of Maryland, College Park

      Sara Lombardi, Lecturer

      BSCI 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      BSCI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Wor-Wic Community College

      Susan Davis, Instructor

      BIO 101 Fundamentals of Biology
  • 2017 Grantees
    • Anne Arundel Community College

      Donald Orso, Professor

      PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology

      Robyn Toman, Professor

      MAT 036 College Algebra Foundations
      & MAT 037 Introduction to College Algebra
    • Baltimore City Community College

      Patricia Edwards, Coordinator, Academic Services

      PRE-100 Preparation for Academic Achievement

      Malathi Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor

      BIO 102 Principles of Biology

      Karen Shallenberger, Professor

      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
    • Bowie State University

      Horacio Sierra, Assistant Professor

      ENGL 102 Argument and Research
    • Cecil College

      Rebecca Walker, Director

      Academic Program Support,
      SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • Community College of Baltimore County

      Donna Mandl, Department Chair

      MNGT 140 Business Law

      Nelda Nix-McCray, Associate Professor

      SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology

      Patricia Rhea, Associate Professor

      HLTH 101 Health and Wellness

      Jason Spiegelman, Associate Professor

      Jennifer Pemberton, Associate Professor

      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

      Dennis Sullivan, Assistant Professor

      MNGT 150 Principles of Marketing
    • Chesapeake College

      Matthew Hatkoff, Instructor

      Biology 101 Fundamentals of Biology
    • Coppin State University

      Katherine Cameron, Associate Professor

      PSYC 201 General Psychology
    • Frostburg State University

      Deborah Devlin, Lecturer

      Nazanin Tootoonchi, Assistant Professor

      Sarah Dumnich, Assistant Professor

      Justin Dunmyre, Assistant Professor

      MATH 116 College Algebra

      Justin Dunmyre, Assistant Professor

      MATH 236 Calculus I
    • Howard Community College

      Karen Kyger, Assistant Professor

      ENGL-099 Integrated Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking
    • Towson University

      Jennifer Scott, Associate Professor

      Alex Storr, Associate Professor

      ASTR 161 General Astronomy
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Courtney Harned, Freshman Composition Coordinator, Lecturer

      ENGL 101 Freshman Composition

      Bonni Miller, Lecturer

      ENGL 204 Introduction to Fiction;
      ENGL 205 Introduction to Drama
      ENGL 206 Introduction to Poetry
      ENGL 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Wor-Wic Community College

      Alketa Nina, Associate Professor

      MTH 154 College Algebra & Trigonometry