Open Educational Resources (OER)

Current OER Programs & Initiatives

Schools across the nation are pushing for the use of OER in their classrooms. Some colleges and universities have implemented OER initiatives or even "Zero Cost" textbook programs. Please take a moment to browse the lists of current schools who have adopted an OER program or initiative. 

Many of the listed schools provide open use LibGuides and resources to promote better understanding OER and provide suggestions for locating, vetting, and utilizing OER in your own classroom.

The following list is not complete, but a good sampling of the schools throughout the nation that are already working to adopt and, in some cases, create OER on their campus

Schools in Missouri and Kansas

University of Missouri - Not only do they have a robust OER initiative on campus, they also work to ensure many university publications are published as OER and work with Project Gutenberg to add to and update their files of any materials in the Public Domain. 

The University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC)

The University of Kansas

Kansas State University

Washington University 

Park University

Metropolitan Community College (all campuses)

Southeast Missouri State University 

St. Louis Community College (all campuses)

The University of Central Missouri

Schools Across the United States

Rice University - Rice was a pioneer in the field of OER, creating one of the first collections of open textbooks (OpenStax). 

Emory University

Rutgers University

The State University of New York (SUNY)

The University of Maryland

Keene State College

The University of New Hampshire

University of Texas - Arlington

Why OER?

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Reserve a Room!

Reserve a room image

Looking for a for a space for your group to study?

Reserve a room! 

Just ask at the front desk or request a reservation online: here!

Need I.T. Help?

Need I.T. Help?

Come visit the I.T. Helpdesk!


Submit a support ticket: here!


Call the Helpdesk @: 816.501.2900

The Inspired Master's Degree Programs at Avila

adult learner in learning commons

Heather Noble, Ph.D. in counseling psychology
Go beyond the lecture. Find your mentor.
> Learn More

AU News

Avila University - SOAR 2018