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Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources for educators free to use

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

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Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.

- William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

OER Open Educator Cohort

Become an Open Educator!
Cohort participants will attend three hands-on sessions in a collaborative environment to support the goal of completing and using an OER textbook. Stipend available for completed projects. MTA faculty are strongly encouraged to participate. Register below. 


Winter 2022:

Session One: Friday, February 4  10:00-11:00 a.m.
Hands-on project planning, explore options to match pedago
gical needs.

Session Two: Friday, February 18  10:00-11:00 a.m.
Report progress, troubleshoot problems, create maintenance plan.

Session Three: Friday, April 15  10:00-11:00 a.m.
Techniques for completion and final problem solving

OERs at Washtenaw Community College Savings

Savings for Fall 2021

Course

Semester Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings

BIO 101/102

F21 23 552 $273.28 $150,850.56

BIO 109/111

F21 9 216 $62.60 lab manual $13,521.60 (only on-campus lab required to purchase lab manual)

BIO 162

F21 4 96 $104.75 $10,056

BIO 237

F21 8 192 $250 $48,000

BMG 101/109

F21 4 71 100* $7,100  (BMG 109 all late start. Update in October)

BMG 111

F21 8 214 $226 $48,364

BMG 140

F21 13 287 $93 $26,691  (one late start in November)

BMG 207

F21 8 115 $80 $9,200 (3 sections late start in October and November)

BMG 230

F21 6 91 $114.30 $10,492.30 (2 sections late start in October and November)

BMG 240

F21 3 27 $100* $2,700  (2 sections late start in September and November)

BMG 279

F21 3 18 $98.65 $1,775.70  (2 sections late start in October and November)

CCP 101

F21 2 58 $100* $5,800

CEM 101

F21 13 312 $100* $31,200

CEM 111/122

F21 10 240 $178.55 $42,852

CEM 140

F21     $100* No OER section this semester 
CJT 100 F21 1 5 $71.40 $357

CJT 209

F21     $175 No OER section this semester

COM 101

F21     $64.30 No OER section this semester

COM 102

F21 17 351 $188 $65,988

COM 142

F21     $97 Course not offered this semester

COM 225

F21 2 39 $24.95 $973.05
CPS 161 F21 4 72 $100* $7,200

CPS 171

F21 5 104 $90 $9,360

CPS 271

F21 2 6 $270  $1,620 (1 late start in September)

CPS 272

F21 3 7 $240 $1,680 (1 late start in October)

ENG 090/091

F21 8 160 $91.65 $14,664

ENG 111

F21 64 1,280 $72 $92,160

ENG 226

F21 17 340 $84.55 $28,747

ESL 023

F21 1 10 $58.65 $586.50

ESL 128

F21 1 20 $56 $1,120

GLG 100

F21 11 242 $125 $30,250

GLG 110

F21 1 24

$148

$3552
GLG 114 F21 3 51 $269 bk $122 lab  $13,719 bk $6,222 lab

GLG 202

F21 1 22 $125 $2,750

GRM 111/112

F21 2 50 $234 $11,700

MTH 067

F21     $142.82 No OER section this term

MTH 160

F21     $185 No OER section this term

MTH 191

F21     $150 No OER section this term

MTH 192

F21     $100 No OER section this term

MTH 197

F21 2 60 $190 $11,400

NUR 115

F21     $100* No OER section this term
PHL 101  F21 5 140 $52.50 $7,300
PSY 100 F21 29 870 $100 $87,000

$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Spring/Summer 2021

Course

Semester Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings

ANT 201

SS21 0   $53.95 text + $26.98 workbook = $80.93 No OER section this semester

BIO 101/102

SS21 9 195 $273.28 $53,289.60

BIO 109/111

SS21 6 144 $62.60 lab manual $9,014.40

BIO 162

SS21 1 24 $104.75 $2,514

BIO 237

SS21 4 96 $250 $24,000

BMG 101/109

SS21 3 63 100* $6,300

BMG 111

SS21 6 134 (update in late July) $226 $30,284  (update with late start)

BMG 140

SS21 8 160 $93 $14,880 

BMG 207

SS21 6 136  $80 $10,800 

BMG 230

SS21 4 66 $100* $6,600

BMG 240

SS21 2 38 $100* $3,800

BMG 279

SS21 0   $98.65 No section offered this semester

CCP 101

SS21 0   $100* No section offered this semester

CEM 101

SS21 5 106 $100* $10,600

CEM 111/122

SS21 8 180 $178.55 $32,139

CEM 140

SS21 2 48 $100* $4,800

CJT 209

SS21 0   $175 No OER section this semester

COM 101

SS21 0   $64.30 No OER section this semester

COM 102

SS21 10 216 $188 $40,608

COM 142

SS21 0   $97 Course not offered this semester

COM 225

SS21 1 21 $24.95 $523.95
CPS 161 SS21 3 58 $100* $5,800

CPS 171

SS21 3 63 $90 $5,670

CPS 271

SS21 2 21 $270  $5,670

CPS 272

SS21 1 10  $240 $2,400

ENG 090/091

SS21 3 60 $91.65 $5,499

ENG 111

SS21 2 40 $72 $2,880

ENG 226

SS21 11 220 $84.55 $18,601

ESL 023

SS21     $58.65 Course not offered this semester

ESL 128

SS21 1 12 $56 $672

GLG 100

SS21 5 110 $125 $13,750

GLG 110

SS21 2 48

$148.55

$7,130
GLG 114 SS21 2 40 $269 bk $122 lab  $10,760 bk $4880

GLG 202

SS21 1 22 $125 $2,750

GRM 101/111

SS21 1 24 $234 $5,616

MTH 067

SS21     $142.82 No OER section this term

MTH 160

SS21     $100* No OER section this term

MTH 191

SS21     $150 No OER section this term

MTH 192

SS21     $100 No OER section this term

MTH 197

SS21 3 90 $190 $17,100

NUR 115

SS21     $100* No OER section this term
PHL 101  SS21 7 196 $52.50 $10,290
PSY 100 SS21 17 510 $100 $51,000

$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Winter 2021

Course

Semester Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings

ANT 201

W21 0   $53.95 text + $26.98 workbook = $80.93 No OER section this term

BIO 101/102

W21 19 456 $273.28 $124,615

BIO 109/111

W21 18 432 $62.60 lab manual $27,043

BIO 161/162

W21 6 144 $104.75 $15,084

BIO 237

W21 7 168 $250 $42,000

BMG 101/109

W21 7 132 100* $13,200

BMG 111

W21 8 200 $226 $45,200

BMG 140

W21 9 224 $93 $20,832

BMG 207

W21 8 151 $80 $12,080

BMG 230

W21 5 100 $100* $10,000

BMG 240

W21 2 49 $100* $4,900

BMG 279

W21 4 75 $98.65 $7,398.75

CCP 101

W21 1 29 $100* $2,900

CEM 101

W21 12 288 $100* $28,000

CEM 111/122

W21 9 189 $178.55 $33,746

CEM 140

W21 3 61 $100* $6,100

CJT 209

W21     $175 Course not offered this semester

COM 101

W21 1 24 $64.30 $1,543

COM 102

W21 18 399 $188 $75,012

COM 142

W21 1 20 $97 $1,940

COM 225

W21 2 45 $24.95 $1,122.75

CPS 161

W21 4 67 $100* $6,700

CPS 171

W21 5 93 $90 $8,370

CPS 271

W21 3 45 $270 $12,150

CPS 272

W21 3 44 $240 $10,560

ENG 090/091

W21 11 220 $91.65 $20,163

ENG 111

W21 2 40 $72 $2,880

ENG 226

W21 18 360 $84.55 $30,438

ESL 023

W21 1 7 $58.65 $410.55

ESL 128

W21     $56 Course not offered this semester

GLG 100

W21 10 220 $125 $27,500

GLG 114

W21 3 51

$269 bk $122 lab

$13,719 bk $6,222 lab

GLG 202

W21 1 22 $125 $2,750

GRM 101/111

W21 1 25 $234 $5,850

MTH 067

W21     $142.82 No OER section this term

MTH 160

W21 3 90 $100* $9,000

MTH 191

W21     $150 No OER section this term

MTH 192

W21     $100 No OER section this term

MTH 197

W21 4 120 $190 $22,800

NUR 115

W21     $100* No OER section this term
PHL 101  W21 6 168 $52.50 $8,820
PSY 100 W21 29 870 $100 $87,000

$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Fall 2020

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
ANT 201 F20 1 7 $53.95 text + $26.98 workbook = $80.93 $566.51
BIO 101/102 F20 16 624 $273.28 170,526.72
BIO 109/111 F20 23 552 $62.60 lab manual $34,555.20
BIO 161/162 F20 6 144 $104.75 $15,084
BIO 237 F20 7 168 $250 $42,000
BMG 101/109 F20 5 150 $100* $15,000
BMG 111 F20 8 230 $226 $51,980
BMG 140 F20 5 150 $93 $13,927.50
BMG 207 F20 6 170 $80.00 $13,600
BMG 230 F20 6 180 $100* $18,000
BMG 240 F20 4 120 $100 $12,000
BMG 279 F20 3 60 $98.65 $5,919
CCP 101 F20 2 35 $100* $3,500
CEM 101 F20 13 312 $100* $31,200
CEM 111/122 F20 14 336 $178.55 $59,992.80
CEM 140 F20 3 72 $100* $7,200
CJT 209 F20 2 22 $175 $3,850
COM 101 F20 2 50 $64.30 $3,215
COM 102 F20 10 250 $188.00 $48,000
COM 142 F20     $97.00 Course not offered this term.
COM 225 F20 1 30 $24.95 $748.50
CPS 161 F20 5 150 $100.00 $15,000
CPS 171 F20 5 96 $90.00 $8,640
CPS 271 F20 4 57 $270 $15,390 some late start
CPS 272 F20 4 30 $240 $7,200 some late start
ENG 090/091 F20 1 20 $91.65 $1,833
ENG 111 F20     $72 Starting W20
ENG 226 F20 13 260 $84.55 $21,983
ESL 023 F20     $58.65 Course not offered this term.
ESL 128 F20 1 12 $56 $672
GLG 100 F20 14 295 $125 $36,875
GLG 114 F20 3 49 $269 bk    $122 lab $13,181 bk  $5,978 lab
GLG 202 F20 1 22 $125 $2,750
GRM 101/111 F20 2 50 $234 $11,700
MTH 067 F20     $142.82 No OER section this term
MTH 160 F20     $100*  
MTH 191 F20     $150 No OER section this term
MTH 192 F20 2 60 $100 $6,000
MTH 197 F20 4 120 $190 $22,800
NUR 115 F20 4 120 $100 $12,000
PSY 100 F20 25 750 $100 $75,000

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Summer 2020

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 S20     $273.28 Course not offered this semester
BIO 109/111 S20 7 217 $62.60 lab manual $13,584
BIO 161/162 S20     $104.75 Course not offered this semester
BIO 237 S20     $249.65 Course not offered this semester
BMG 101/109 S20 3 61 $100* $6,100
BMG 111 S20 6 150 $225.85 $34,008.50
BMG 140 S20 5 150 $92.85 $13,927.50
BMG 207 S20 6 170 $80.00 $13,600
CEM 101 S20 5 120 $100* $12,000
CEM 111/122 S20     $178.55 Course not offered this semester
CEM 140 S20     $100* Course not offered this semester
CJT 209 S20       Course not offered this semester
COM 101 S20     $64.30 No OER section this term
COM 102 S20 10 250 $188.00 $48,000
COM 225 S20 1 30 $24.95 $748.50
CPS 161 S20 3 75 $100.00 $7,500
CPS 171 S20 3 77 $90.00 $6,930
CPS 271 S20 2 33 $270 $8,910
CPS 272 S20 1 30 $240 $7,200
ENG 090/091 S20     $91.65 No OER section this term
ENG 226 S20 13 260 $84.55 $21,983
ESL 128 S20 1 12 $56 $672
GLG 114 S20 2 30 $269 bk    $122 lab $8,070 bk  $3,660 lab
GRM 101/111 S20     $234 Course not offered this semester
MTH 067 S20     $142.82 No OER section this term
MTH 191 S20     $150 No OER section this term
MTH 160 S20 1 30 $194 $5,820
MTH 192 S20 1 30 $100 $3,000
MTH 197 S20 3 90 $190 $17,100
NUR 115 S20 2 37 $100 $3,700
PSY 100 S20 8 240 $100 $24,000

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Winter 2020

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 W20 26 624 $273.28 $170,526.72
BIO 109/111 W20 3 90 $62.60 lab manual $5,634
BIO 161/162 W20 4 96 $104.75 $10,056
BIO 237 W20 6 144 $249.65 $35,949.60
BMG 101/109 W20 6 180 $100* $18,000
BMG 111 W20 11 330 $225.85 $74,530.50
BMG 140 W20 11 330 $92.85 $30,640.50
BMG 207 W20 9 270 $80.00 $21,600
CEM 101 W20 11 264 $100* $26,400
CEM 111/122 W20 14 336 $178.55 $59,992.80
CEM 140 W20 2 48 $100* $4,800
CJT 209 W20       Course not offered this semester
COM 101 W20 9 225 $64.30 $14,467.50
COM 102 W20 17 425 $188.00 $79,900
COM 225 W20 2 60 $24.95 $1,497
CPS 161 W20 5 150 $100.00 $15,000
CPS 171 W20 5 120 $90.00 $10,800
CPS 271 W20 2 48 $270 $12,960
CPS 272 W20 2 48 $240 $11,520
ENG 090/091 W20 2 44 $91.65 $4,032.60
ENG 226 W20 13 DL 260 $84.55 $21,983
ESL 128 W20     $56 Course not offered this semester
GLG 114 W20 2 48 $269 bk    $122 lab $12,912  bk $5,856 lab
GRM 101/111 W20 2 50 $234 $11,700
MTH 067 W20 4 88 $142.82 $12,586.16
MTH 191 W20 2 60 $150 $9,000
MTH 192 W20       No OER section this term
NUR 115 W20 5 144 $100 $14,400
PSY 100 W20 26 780 $100 $78,000

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Fall 2019 

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 F19 27 648 $273.28 $177,085.44
BIO 109/111 F19 18 384 $62.60 lab manual $24,038.4
BIO 161/162 F19 4 96 $104.75 $10,056
BIO 237 F19 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 101/109 F19 3 90 $100* $9,000
BMG 111 F19 12 360 $225.85 $81,306
BMG 140 F19 13 390 $92.85 $36,211.50
BMG 207 F19 10 300 $80.00 $24,000
CEM 101 F19 12 288 $100* $28,800
CEM 111/122 F19 12 336 $178.55 $59,992.80
CEM 140 F19 2 48 $100* $4,800
CJT 209 F19 2 60 $175.00 $10,500
COM 101 F19 9 225 $64.30 $14,467.50
COM 102 F19 16 400 $188.00 $75,200
COM 225 F19 3 90 $24.95 $2,245.50
CPS 161 F19 5 132 $100.00 $13,200
CPS 171 F19 5 126 $90.00 $11,340
CPS 271 F19 2 48 $270 $12,960
CPS 272 F19 2 48 $240 $11,520
ENG 090/091 F19 7 154 $91.65 $14,114.10
ENG 226 F19 11 220 $84.55 $18,601
ESL 128 F19 1 22 $56 $1,232
GLG 114 F19 3 72 $269 bk    $122 lab $19,368  bk $8,784 lab
GRM 101/111 F19 2 50 $234 $11,700
MTH 067 F19 5 110 $142.82 $15,710.20
MTH 191/192 F19 3 90 $150 $13,500
NUR 115 F19 5 144 $100* $14,400
PSY 100 F19 23 690 $100 $69,000

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Spring/Summer 2019

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 S19 11 264 $273.28 $72,146
BIO 109/111 S19 6 144 $62.60 lab manual $9,015
BIO 237 S19 5 120 $249.65 $29,958
BMG 111 S19 6 180 $225.85 $40,653
BMG 140 S19 5 150 $92.85 $13,927.50
BMG 207 S19 5 150 $80.00 $12,000
CEM 101 S19 4 96 $100* $9,600
CEM 111/122 S19 7 168 $178.55 $29,996.40
CEM 140 S19 2 48 $100* $4,800
COM 101 S19 4 100 $64.30 $6,430
COM 102 S19 8 240 $188.00 $45,120
COM 225 S19 1 30 $24.95 $748.50
CPS 161 S19 3 90 $100.00 $9,000
CPS 171 S19 4 84 $90.00 $7,560
CPS 271 S19 1 30 $270 $8,100
CPS 272 S19 1 30 $240 $7,200
ENG 226 (Online classes only) S19 11 220 $84.55 $18,601
ESL 128 S19 1 22 $56 $1,232
GLG 114 S19 2 48 $269 bk    $122 lab $12,912  bk, $5,856 lab
MTH 067 S19 5 110 $142.82 $15,710.20
MTH 191/192 S19 12 360 $150 $54,000
NUR 115 S19 5 144 $100* $14,400
PSY 100 S19 8 240 $100 24,000

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Winter 2019

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 W19 26 624 $273.28 $170,527
BIO 109/111 W19 18 384 $62.60 lab manual $27,043.20
BIO 161/162 W19 3 96 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 W19 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 111 W19 10 330 $225.85 $67,755
BMG 140 W19 14 390 $92.85 $38,997
BMG 207 W19 9 300 $80.00 $21,600
CEM 101 W19 11 240 $100* $24,000
CEM 111/122 W19 12 336 $178.55 $51,422.40
CEM 140 W19 2 48 $100* $4,800
CJT 209 W19 2 60 $175.00 $10,500
COM 101 W19 7 175 $64.30 $11,252.50
COM 102 W19 15 350 $188.00 $70,500
COM 142 W19 1 25 $100* $2,500
COM 225 W19 3 75 $24.95 $2,246
CPS 161 W19 5 120 $100.00 $12,000
CPS 171 W19 4 96 $90.00 $8,640
ENG 090/091 W19 10 220 $91.65 $20,163
ENG 226 (Online classes 
                  only)
W19 14 280  $84.55 $23,674
ESL 128 W19 2 44 $56 $2,464
GLG 114 W19 4 72 $269 bk    $122 lab $25,824 bk $11,712 lab
GRM 101/111/122 W19 3 75 $234 $17,550
MTH 067 W19 3 22 $142.82 $9426.12
MTH 191/192 W19 3 90 $150 $13,500
NUR 115 W19 5 144 $100* $14,400

*$100 is state number for savings

Savings for Fall 2018
Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 F18 26 624 $273.28 $170,527
BIO 109/111 F18 18 432 $62.60 lab manual $27,043.20
BIO 161/162 F18 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 F18 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 111 F18 10 300 $225.85 $67,755
BMG 140 F18 14 420 $92.85 $38,997
BMG 207 F18 9 270 $80.00 $21,600
CEM 111/122 F18 12 288 $178.55 $51,422.40
CJT 209 F18 2 60 $175.00 $10,500
COM 101 F18 9 225 $64.30 $14,467.50
COM 102 F18 15 375 $188.00 $70,500
COM 142 F18 not offered      
COM 225 F18 3 90 24.95 $2,246
CPS 161 F18 5 120 $100.00 $12,000
CPS 171 F18 4 96 $90.00 $8,640
ENG 090/091 F18 7 154 $91.65 $14,114.10
ENG 226 F18 11 220 $84.55 $18,601
GLG 114 F18 4 96 $269 bk    $122 lab $25,824 bk $11,712 lab
GRM 111 F18 1 24 $234 $5616
GRM 122 F18 1 24 $234 $5616
MTH 067 F18 3 22 $142.82 $9426.12
MTH 097 F18     $153.10  
MTH 191/192 F18 3 90 $150 $13,500

Savings for Spring / Summer 2018

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101 S18 10 240 $273.28 $65,587
BIO 109/111 S18 6 144 $62.60 lab manual $9,014.40
BIO 161/162 S18   Not offered this term    
BIO 237 S18 5 120 $249.65 $29,958
BMG 111 S18 6 180 $225.85 $40,653
CEM 111/122 S18 7 168 $178.55 $29,996.40
CJT 209 S18 1 30 $99 $2,790
COM 101 S18 4 100 $64.30 $6,430
COM 102 S18 6 150 $188.00 $28,200
COM 142 S18   Not offered this semester    
COM 225 S18 1 30 $24.95 $748.50
ENG 214 S18 1 30 $85.00 $2,550
ENG 226 S18 11 220 $84.55 $18,601
GLG 114 S18 2 48 $269 bk    $122 lab $12,912 bk $5,856 lab
MTH 097 S18   No sections using OER    
NUR 115 S18 4 120 $271.80 $32,616

Savings for Winter 2018

Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 W18 27 648 $273.28 $177,086
BIO 109/111 W18 17 408 $62.60 lab manual $25,540.80
BIO 161/162 W18 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 W18 7 168 $249.65 $41,941
BMG 111 W18 11 330 $225.85 $74,531
CEM 111/122 W18 14 336 $178.55 $59,993
COM 101 W18 9 225 $64.30 $14,467.50
COM 102 W18 13 325 $188.00 $61,100
COM 142 W18 1 25 $97.00 $2,425
COM 225 W18 3 90 $24.95 $2,205
ENG 214 W18 1 30 $85.00 $2,550
ENG 226 W18 14 280 $84.55 $23,674
GLG 114 W18 3 72 $269 bk    $122 lab $19,368 bk $8,784 lab
MTH 097 W18 2 60 $153.10 $9,186
MUS 140/142 W18 6 150 $55.70 $8,355
MUS 180 W18   Not offered this term    
NUR 115 W18 5 150 $271.80 $40,770
Savings for Fall 2017
Course Term Sections Average Total Students Textbook Cost New Total Savings
BIO 101/102 F17 30 720 $273.28 $196,762
BIO 109/111 F17 17 408 $62.60 lab manual $25,540.80
BIO 161/162 F17 3 72 $104.75 $7,542
BIO 237 F17 8 192 $249.65 $47,933
BMG 111 F17 8 240 $225.85 $54,204
CEM 111/122 F17 12 288 $178.55 $51,422.40
COM 101 F17 9 225 $64.30 $14,467.50
COM 102 F17 15 375 $188.00 $70,500
COM 142 F17 1 25 $97.00 $2,425
COM 225 F17 2 30 24.95 $1,497
ENG 226 F17 11 220 $84.55 $18,601
GLG 114 F17 1 24 $269 bk    $122 lab $6,456 bk $2,928 lab
MTH 097 F17 2 60 $153.10 $9,186
NUR 115 F17 3 72 $271.80 $19,570.00