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Dr. April Hill

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course for OER adoption:  CHE 3000 Analytical Chemistry

Semester of planned adoption:  Fall 2020 or Spring 2021

Project summary:  CHE 3000 is currently taught using a traditional textbook ($50-$275 depending on edition and format) and an online homework system (~$45 per student per semester).  The course will be converted to use an existing OER resource and supplemental OER materials will be developed.  Online homework assignments will be incorporated into the Blackboard LMS to replace current online homework system.  All materials will be developed with CTLD to ensure accessibility of lecture slides and online homework.


Dr. Andy McMillan

Biochemistry Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course for OER adoption:  CHE 2150 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Semester of planned adoption:  Spring 2020

Project summary:  Revising the lab manual for CHE 2150 to provide greater emphasis on relevance to students that are primarily nutrition, brewery science and nursing majors.  Intend to incorporate existing OER resources to help expand background information if available, and make necessary revisions so the rest of the manual can be released under a creative commons license.


Dr. Alycia Palmer

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Instructor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Course of OER adoption:  CHE 3290 Physical Chemistry 2 laboratory & CHE 3200 Survey of Physical Chemistry laboratory

Semester of planned adoption:  Spring 2020

Project summary:  Students in CHE3200 and CHE 3290 only use three experiments from a traditional textbook, and by re-writing these experiments and making the new experiments OER, each student will save $83 per semester. I will create an OER laboratory procedure for the Conjugated Dye lab that includes student-generated data, makeing CHE3290 and CHE3200 students one step close to having an OER course. Furthermore, to my knowledge, there are no OER physical-chemistry experiments. Adding this experiment to the repository will make it accessible to thousands of students nationwide.


Brooke Woolman, M.S.

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Course for OER adoption:  CHE 1100 Principles of Chemistry

Semester of planned adoption:  Spring 2020

Project summary:  The instructor’s online CHE 1100 class will begin using a textbook available in LibreTexts starting Spring 2020.  In addition, online homework questions have been incorporated into the Blackboard course shell for students to use without the need to purchase an online homework system.


Brooke Woolman, M.S.

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course for OER adoption:  CHE 1010 Chemistry and Society

Semester for planned adoption:  Fall 2020

Project summary:  Will no longer expect students to purchase the $119 Pearson all access package, and instead fully adopting OER and therefore students will not have to purchase any additional course materials.  Working with the Center for Teaching, Learning and Design to incorporate various OERs into online CHEM 1010 class beginning Fall 2020.  Currently use OER for Gen Chem 1, Gen Chem 2 and Principles of Chemistry class and with grant will incorporate it into Chemistry and Society class.  Goal is that by end of 2020, will only be using OER for all classes.


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