Welcome to CUNY OER

Since FY18 CUNY has been awarded $4,000,000 per year from New York State to establish, sustain, and enhance new and ongoing OER initiatives throughout CUNY. This funding has resulted in large-scale course conversions throughout the university. This initiative engages faculty in the redesign of courses through the replacement of proprietary textbooks with open educational resources. The short-term goal has been to reduce costs for students and accelerate their progress through college, but an important secondary impact is the culture change to create systems and structures that better connects curriculum and pedagogy to updated student learning outcomes. Of particular interest are proposals that target high enrollment general education classes or “Z” degrees (entire OER Zero Cost Degree pathways).