We are looking for Canadian subject-matter experts (SME) to complete a short evaluation of a textbook under consideration for the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Book selections have either been curated by the BCcampus OER publishing team or recommended by a B.C. instructor.
Subject-matter experts are used to evaluate books under consideration that have not been produced by an academic press OR an established publishing house that meet the minimum requirements for textbooks added to the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. This step ensures the open textbooks added to the collection fulfil expectations for quality, relevancy, and ability to meet the needs of post-secondary faculty, students, and institutions, particularly within B.C. and Canada.
If the SME recommends the textbook, it will be posted in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
Books under consideration are listed below.
There are no books that currently require SME evaluation.
Faculty interested in evaluating an open textbook under consideration for the B.C. Open Textbook Collection should submit the below application form. Please provide your institutional email along with the courses you have taught that are relevant to the textbook you would like to evaluate.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We accept applications from faculty at post-secondary institutions in Canada, who have teaching experience in the subject matter of the textbook they would like to evaluate. This includes PhD candidates who have completed their qualifying exams and are involved in teaching.
Please note that in order to encourage a diversity of voices in the reviews, we limit the number of evaluations to one per person.
If your application is accepted, you will be asked to fill out and submit the SME Evaluation Rubric [Word file] (CC BY). You will have three months to write and submit your evaluation.
An honorarium of $100 will be paid to eligible and qualified individuals who complete, submit and, if the textbook is recommended for the B.C. Open Textbook Collection, permit the open publication of their evaluation along side the textbook in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection under a CC BY 4.0 licence. The copyright for the evaluation is owned by the SME.