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Open Educational Resources

Award Overview: CU Open Educators

The Student Government Association and University Libraries have joined together to identify and celebrate educators on the CU Boulder campus who demonstrate exemplary use of open educational resources in their classrooms or practice.

Do you have a teacher or colleague who has creatively implemented or adapted open educational resources in their class? Do you have a teacher or colleague who has authored and shared high quality open educational resources? Consider nominating them for campus wide recognition!

Nomination Form 

Nominations, from any member of the CU community, will be accepted until 5 p.m. on November 27, 2018.


  • Elevate campus awareness of open educational resources

  • Honor educators who independently contribute to the open movement

  • Spark conversation and interest at a time when state and national legislation explores OER


What are OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."  From The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER include digital learning materials such as:

open textbooks | courses  | syllabi | lectures | assignments | quizzes | lab activities | games | simulations


Who is eligible?

All members of the CU Boulder educational community are eligible for the award.

Nominations will be thoughtfully reviewed by members of the University Libraries and the Student Government Association award committee. Selections will be based on criteria of educational impact and innovation towards a culture of open knowledge sharing and access. When determining awards, care will be taken to recognize members holding diverse ranks.

Up to three winners may be selected in each review cycle.



This award was inspired by the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Texas A&M University.