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What is Open Scholarship?

Open Scholarship is an umbrella term used to describe the practice of applying principles of "openness" throughout the research and scholarly environment. This could come in the form of publishing in an open access journal, the creation and use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching practice, transparency in research methodology, or public availability and reusability of research data... Source:

Numerous Fredonia faculty members have redesigned their courses to integrate Open Educational Resources (OER) over the past several years. Building off of this momentum and expanding our efforts more broadly, Fredonia can continue applying principles of openness across campus.

Please view our Open Education Toolkit for more information.

Open Education Discovery Labs

Want to learn more about open education, receive project support, or brainstorm ideas with colleagues? Join us in the PDC Lounge during our discovery labs! Currently offered every other Friday.


A new round of incentives to encourage the adoption and creation of OER and open pedagogy practices at Fredonia are available. Application Deadlines: Rolling

Faculty Open Education Incentives

OER and No-Cost Adoption Incentive

Adopting an OER textbook to replace traditional textbook and modifying course and assignments to adapt to the new text (3 years) 

Incentive: $350

Replacing 75% (or more) of required texts/readings with OER or no-cost/freely available content. In this scenario, there isn’t one textbook readily available and the faculty member is pulling content from multiple OER/freely available sources. 

Incentive: $600


Open Pedagogy Incentive

Rather than simply being information consumers, open pedagogy allows students to be engaged through the process of creating openly licensed material for assignments that can live on beyond a single semester, and may even be built upon by future students.

Incentive: $600

Apply for the Open Pedagogy Incentive

Open Fredonia

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