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SCoer Faculty Award

Ensure that all your students have access to your course materials from day one of your class by using free and affordable educational resources.

Affordable Learning Solutions

Open Educational Resources (OER) are high quality, openly-licensed teaching, learning, and research resources that are available at no cost to students. They can be customized by faculty members to fit their teaching needs and are available in many formats.

Another alternative to commercial textbooks is the free use of library-licensed and owned resources.

For more information on affordable learning, visit our online guide.


Apply for a SCoer Faculty Award

Winners will attend a hands-on affordable learning workshop. After attending the workshop, winners will develop a syllabus resulting in a cost-free course. Creative use of open educational resources and library-licensed resources is encouraged. If selected, you will be awarded $500 and a certificate to thank you for your work.

Awards are open to USC Columbia faculty and are sponsored by the University Libraries and Student Government.

Congratulations to the 2023 SCoer Award recipients:

Jin Liu, College of Education

Michael Grant, College of Education

Kathryn Whitener, Darla Moore School of Business

Hengtao Tang, College of Education

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