UTA CARES Grant Program
Creation of this OER was funded by the UTA CARES Grant Program, which is sponsored by UTA Libraries. Under the auspices of UTA’s Coalition for Alternative Resources in Education for Students (CARES), the grant program supports educators interested in practicing open education through the adoption of OER and, when no suitable open resource is available, through the creation of new OER or the adoption of library-licensed or other free content. Additionally, the program promotes innovation in teaching and learning through the exploration of open educational practices, such as collaborating with students to produce educational content of value to a wider community. Information about the grant program and funded projects is available online.
I would like to first thank the UTA CARES Grant Program sponsored by UTA Libraries and Michelle Reed who supported funding this project. I am also thankful to OER team at UTA Library who have kindly helped in all steps by holding educational seminars, answering questions, and reviewing content. This was a great experience working with each member of the team.
This work would not have been possible without my student assistant, Ashley Foster, who dedicated time and effort to create illustrations, record some videos, and format the book in pressbooks. Thank you, Ashley!
Lead Author/Editor/Project Manager
Atefe Makhmalbaf, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington