All faculty members who currently teach at either UAA or APU, regardless of rank (instructor, assistant professor, professor, etc.) or tenure status (tenure-track, tenured, non-tenure-track, or adjunct). Current UAA or APU staff who do not teach but have made a significant impact on textbook affordability at UAA or APU will also be considered.
The Library Advisory Committee (includes faculty from both UAA and APU), Consortium Library Dean, and a representative from UAA Textbook Affordability. This is a competitive award and each year we receive more nominations than we can provide awards for.
No. This award focuses on courses with affordable materials (as close to no-cost as possible) more generally. In addition to OER, affordable course materials could be library materials, materials freely available online, materials created by the instructor (regardless of whether they are Creative Commons licensed), etc.
The committee considers the following: