UofM receives THEC grant for Employing Open Educational Resources and Digital Initiatives
To infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum and educational support services to enhance student success


The UofM recently received a grant from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) that addresses how the locally-governed institutions of the state use open educational resources to support access, diversity and equity initiatives. The $100,000 grant will be used at the UofM to help implement OER initiatives in four different areas: initiatives connected to the larger campus effort for eradicating racism and promoting social justice, support for faculty development provided by University Libraries on use of OER and the pilot of initiatives in Math 1530, Math 1710C, English 2201 and English 2202. Dr. Beverly Cross (professor and Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education) will serve as the primary investigator. Dr. Ladrica Menson-Furr (associate professor and director of African and African American Studies), Dr. John Evans (executive director of University Libraries), and Dr. E. Olúṣẹ́gun George (professor of Mathematics) will join her as co-PIs.