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UC Psychology Professor Named Innovator of Year for Digital Book Initiative


Charles Ginn received the 2011 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award by the Ohio Board of Regents for his work on the Ohio Digital Bookshelf.

Date: 5/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Kim Burdett
Phone: (513) 556-8577

UC ingot   Charles Ginn, field service associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Cincinnati’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the 2011 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Field service associate professor of psychology Charles Ginn received the Ohio Faculty Innovator Award by the Ohio Board of Regents.
Field service associate professor of psychology Charles Ginn received the Ohio Faculty Innovator Award by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Ginn, with 14 other professors statewide, was named an innovator by the former Ohio chancellor of education Eric Fingerhut. The annual award, recognizing Ohio faculty finding creative ways to reduce the cost of course materials for students while improving educational content, was given to Ginn for championing the Ohio Digital Bookshelf as research director of OhioLINK’s eTextProject.

His goal, Ginn says, is to “provide low cost, or in some cases no cost access to quality learning materials online and in print to our students.”

“I was a first-generation college student from a working class family. My efforts are focused on ensuring other students have the same opportunities I received to attend a USO (University System of Ohio) institution. Unfortunately, textbooks now can cost as much as—or more than—tuition. That simply has to change,” says Ginn.

“It is very much an honor to receive this award, as there were many deserving candidates from across the state.”

Read more about UC’s involvement in the Ohio Digital Bookshelf:

UC Psychology Students to Present on Cheaper Textbook Alternatives at National Conference
Students will present their research on a statewide Ohio initiative aimed at reducing textbook costs for college students.

UC Teams with OhioLINK to Reduce Textbook Costs for University System of Ohio College Students
As today’s tech-savvy student pursues an education, UC takes a lead in a statewide initiative to reduce textbook costs.

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