Congratulations to Biology Professor Thea Popolizio on her grant through the Remixing Open Textbooks Through an Equity Lens (ROTEL) initiative!
ROTEL is a project funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) from the U.S. Department of Education to encourage the creation of culturally relevant open textbooks for high enrollment general education courses at public Massachusetts colleges. The mission stated by the ROTEL initiative is to "promote textbook affordability, student success, and inclusion and equity to benefit all students, particularly minoritized students at our six institutions. The project will provide stipends for faculty to remix and/or develop accessible, intentionally inclusive open textbooks and other OER that reflect students’ local and lived experiences."
Dr. Popolizio's project will focus on the adaptation of materials for the BIO131 Introduction to Organisms course at Salem State, part of the two-semester sequence for our Biology majors. Congratulations and thank you for your efforts to support our Biology students!
Tess L Killpack