Can I get release or reassign time to work on this project rather than getting the $5000 award?
Unfortunately, no. There are too many variables related to FTE (e.g. number of units, lab vs. lecture hours, etc.) that make offering reassign time unrealistic. This is a short-term program, which is currently scheduled to end after the spring 2022 semester with deliverables in place for the fall 2022 semester.
There is potential release time available for full-time faculty who are interested in helping administer the OER Award Program. If you are interested in this aspect of the project, please reach out to the project lead, Andi Adkins Pogue.
These questions and answers were written by Andi Adkins Pogue and are licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.