About Open educational resources

About Open Educational Resources Unit

Making high-quality education affordable and accessible for students is a critical priority at Oregon State University. That’s the mission that has driven OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit for many years, and it’s one we’re committed to more than ever.

While the OERU is a part of Oregon State’s Division of Educational Ventures, it supports all OSU faculty who teach on campus as well as online. Meet our team »

What we do

Here's how the OERU helps make higher education more accessible for all students:

  1. Support all Oregon State academic colleges in developing affordable learning goals to lessen students’ financial burden.
  2. Provide Affordable Learning Grants for faculty who adopt, adapt or author free and openly licensed textbooks.
  3. Increase faculty and student awareness of options for low- and no-cost course materials.

Learn more about the guidance and resources we offer faculty. Explore services »