Concert hall at UH Hilo


The University of Hawai'i at Hilo aims to lower course textbook costs for students as well as increase awareness among our faculty of Open Educational Resources that support student learning and engagement in the classroom.

Campus OER Leads

Brian Bays

(808) 932-7310

Amy Saxton

(808) 932-7331


  • Improve student success and decrease time to graduation.
  • Reduce the cost of educational materials for students.
  • Promote opportunities for faculty adoption or creation of high-quality OER materials.
  • Build a campus community of OER advocates to sustain this cause.
Student studying at desk

Helpful Links

UH Hilo's OER initiative is one aspect of the Student Success and Admissions Committee and is the focus of the Subcommittee for Lowering Student Expenses. UH Hilo's OER efforts are just beginning.