Skip to Main Content

VIVA: Grant Awards, Spring 2023

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

This guide has variable layouts and houses the majority of the "sub" pages for VIVA's website.


VIVA Open Course Grants, Spring 2023 Awards


Principles of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Total Award: $15,000
Instructor:Holly Robbins
Course:EDU303: Basic Instructional Design and Assessment
Institution:Radford University
Resource to Be Created: Principles of Curriculum and Instruction Designs
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$86,475
Students Affected Per Year: 155


Open Textbook, Problem Bank, and Assessment Environment for Mechanics of Materials
Total Award: $49,750
Instructor: Jacob Grohs, James Lord, Anita Walz,
Course:ESM 2204 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
Institution:Virginia Tech
Resource to Be Created:Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (text, question bank, assessments)
Collaborating Institutions:Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, Brightpoint Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Virginia, Southwest Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, Virgnia Highlands Community College
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$266,102
Students Affected Per Year:670


Key Themes and Applications in Psychology OER
Total Award: $25,085
Instructor: Alison Melley
Course:PSYC 100: Basic Concepts in Psychology
Institution: George Mason University
Collaborating Institutions: Virginia Commonwealth University
Resource to Be Created:An open, interactive introduction to psychology
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance: $710,000
Students Affected Per Year:1420


Updating the Fundamentals of Business Test Bank: A Sprint
Total Award:$9,930
Instructor:Ron Poff
Course:MGT 1104 - Foundations of Business
Institution: Virginia Tech
Resource to Be Created:Updated Test Bank to accompany the Fundamentals of Business, 4th Edition
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance: $910,000
Students Affected Per Year:1,820


Developmental Psychology: A Topical Approach
Total Award:$16,962
Instructor:Krisztina Jakobsen
Institution:James Madison University
Course:PSYC 365:Developmental Psychology
Resource to Be Created:a topically organized developmental psychology text
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$209,143
Students Affected Per Year:266


Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development and Learning Open Educational Resource Textbook
Total Award:$43,012
Instructor:Christine Schull
Course:CHD 205 Guiding Behavior of Young Children
Institution:Northern Virginia Community College
Resource to Be Created: Early Childhood Social and Emotional Development text
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$366,764
Students Affected Per Year:460


Breaking Down Barriers: Open Source and Evidence-Based Pedagogy in a REsearch Methods Course
Total Award:$18,149
Instructor:Melanie Shoup-Knox
Course:PSYC 211: Research Methods
Institution:James Madison University
Resource to Be Created:Large Scale Adoption of four texts, including Research Methods in Psychology
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$105,822
Students Affected Per Year:120


ISAT 100: Environmental and Energy Sustainability Ancillary Materials
Total Award:$5,000
Instructor:Jared Stoltzfus
Course:ISAT 100: Environmental and Energy Sustainability
Institution:James Madison University
Resource to Be Created:Question Banks for three texts, including Introduction to Ecology
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$86,250
Students Affected Per Year:150


Exploring Quantitative Analysis with Excel
Total Award:$25,380
Instructor:La Toria Tookes
Course:CSCI 106: Exploring Quantitative Analysis
Institution:Randolph-Macon College
Resource to Be Created:Introduction to Computer Science
5 Year Student Cost Avoidance:$57,500
Students Affected Per Year:115