Leadership & Instructional Design:

The authors would like to thank the following faculty and staff at Auburn University at Montgomery for providing their visionary leadership abilities, instructional design, and project management skills on behalf of the students at AUM.

Joshua Hill, M.Ed. Instructional Designer, Office of Online and Digital Learning.

Phill Johnson, J.D. Dean, Library.

Lilian Mina, Ph.D. Assistant Professor/Director of Composition, College of Liberal Arts.

Carolyn Rawl, M.Ed. Senior Director, Office of Online and Digital Learning.

Sandra Vigilant M.S.Ed. Instructional Designer, Office of Online and Digital Learning.

Alabama Open Educational Resources Grant Funding:

This grant funded project was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the following individuals. Their tireless efforts to see Open Educational Resources (OER) propagate throughout the state of Alabama is commendable. The Alabama Commission on Higher Education and The Alabama Community College System, are ensuring that higher education in Alabama is poised for the future through OER.

Ron Leonard, MLS Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Vicky OhlsonPh.D. Alabama Community College System.


We would like to thank Frank Williams, Photographic Specialist, Auburn University at Montgomery for providing engaging photographs that bring to life each chapter of our text.

Cover Art:

We would like to share our appreciation of the artwork provided by Auburn University at Montgomery, Department of Fine Arts student, Megan Lofgren. Her talent is extraordinary, we wish her the best in all future endeavors.

More of her work can be found at: http://www.meganjlofgren.com/.

Sponsored Programs:

We would like to extend a special thanks to Fariba Deravi, Director of Sponsored Programs, Auburn University at Montgomery for helping us combine all of the materials needed to apply for the grant in under a week. Her invaluable support and continued guidance are greatly appreciated.


The authors of this text would like to acknowledge the efforts of Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Susan Pesznecker, Nicole Rosevear, and Jaime Wood of Open Oregon for sharing their research and organizational skills in The Word on College Reading and Writing. We are standing on the shoulders of giants as a global community of educators engaged in the production of Open Educational Resources. We thank you for sharing your resources and hope our text can assist another team as much as you have ours.



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