Documentation of the processes developed for the deployment and sustainability of AL$ commercial programs. Information on Bookstore and Commercial Service contacts, State and Federal Legislation, Accessibility, and Vendor contact. (updated August 2020)
AL$ Partners' VPATs
AL$ vendor partners have submitted a VPAT (voluntary product accessibility template) with Academic Technologies and have been reviewed by CSU Center for Accessible Media for compliance and proactive planning. They have submitted qualifications and parameters for provision on campuses and partnering with bookstores. Please help avoid double efforts and refer your campus Academic Technologies or Disabled Student Services departments to the following webpage: http://als.csuprojects.org/accessibility.
- Voluntary Product Accessibility (VPAT) Repository (Requires CSU login)
As new pilots and programs are developed, tested, and/or deployed, generic accounting templates for campus bookstores and collaborating campus departments are compiled. For a copy of any generic accounting template, please contact the CSU bookstore liaison by email. Sehrhorn@calstate.edu
A. Bookstore Advisory Team was established in 2012 with input invited from 23 campus bookstores. The committee meets once annually in person during the term and via phone/email as needed for reviews, recommendations, and other issues. It is comprised of bookstore directors, course materials managers, regional managers. The 2020-2021 committee includes: Cyndi Farrington, Rick Dorsey, Ryan Chiangi, Ben Compton, Brian Griffin, Robert Munck, Dana Hagge, and Brian Lacey. Qualifications include quick email response to questions, availability to attend annual meeting, and willingness to review and comment on programs.
B. Affordable Learning $olutions hosts an annual meeting for all bookstore directors, course materials managers, and regional managers annually and it is held in duplicate in two locations. The southern California meeting was March 6, 2020 at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach and the northern California meeting was March 9, 2020 at San Jose State University.
AB 960 Brough, Sales and use taxes: exemptions: textbooks.
SB 727 Galgiani, Instructional materials nnovative pricing.
SB 1359 Medina, Course materials.
AB 798 Bonilla, Textbook Affordability Act of 2015.
SB 1052 Steinberg, Open Education Resource Council.
SB 1053 Steinberg, Cool4ed California Digital Open Source Library
AB 317 Soloria, Textbook Affordability.
AB 1548 Solorio, College Textbook Transparency Act.
AB 2471 Lara, e-Textbooks Transparency and Fairness.
AB 2477 Liu, Production and pricing of college textbooks.
SB 48 Alquist, Electronic Alternative.
SB 216 Liu, Posted List of textbooks and prices.
SB 386 Runner, Reducing prices, justification for new adoption.
SB 388 Calderon, Edition and Content.
SB 1328 DeLeon, Format and adoption search engine.
Sales Tax and Use Law, Unbundled Components
SB 850 Zero Degree Programs, California Community Colleges Related http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB850
Various marketing materials are available to download and reproduce from the AL$ websites. In addition, there is a set of exhibit materials including a medium-sized banner that bookstores may loan for their campus events.
The AL$ webpage offers tools and resources to plan and market communications and events at: http://als.csuprojects.org/supporting_materials
For further assistance with marketing resources and to reserve the bookstore loan items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- CONTACT LISTS
CSU Bookstore Directors:
The following list identifies the person with overall responsibility for the CSU campus bookstore.
Campus Contact E-Mail Address Phone Bakersfield Joseph Wooden email@example.com 661-654-2273 Channel Islands Kelsey Manning firstname.lastname@example.org 805-437-2668 Chico Lauren Lathrop email@example.com 530-898-4988 Dominguez Hills Rick Dorsey firstname.lastname@example.org 310-243-3828 East Bay Michelle Duarte email@example.com 510-885-2726 Fresno Katherine Whiteside firstname.lastname@example.org 559-278-4271 Fullerton Kim Ball email@example.com 657-278-4968 Humboldt Chris Leach firstname.lastname@example.org 707-826-5832 Long Beach Cyndi Farrington email@example.com 562-985-4003 Los Angeles Elaine Reed firstname.lastname@example.org 323-343-5392 Maritime Academy Irene Tjorka email@example.com 707-654-1186 Monterey Bay Terri Barbour firstname.lastname@example.org 831-582-5266 Northridge Amy Berger email@example.com 818-677-2932 Pomona Clint Aase firstname.lastname@example.org 909-869-3762 Sacramento Jamie Scobel email@example.com 916-278-6446 San Bernardino Rochelle Ervin firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-7096 San Diego Kathy Brown email@example.com 619-594-7506 San Francisco Cameron Casey firstname.lastname@example.org 415-338-2023 San Jose Ryan Chiangi email@example.com 408-924-1831 San Luis Obispo Amie Mellinger firstname.lastname@example.org 805-756-5301 San Marcos Cara Michalk email@example.com 760-750-4730 Sonoma Steve Higgenbotham firstname.lastname@example.org 707-664-2329 Stanislaus Janelle Maiwald email@example.com 209-667-3813
(Updated August 2020)
CSU Bookstore Course Materials Managers:
The following list identifies the person with responsibility for course materials.
Campus Contact E-Mail Address Phone Bakersfield Richard Salcedo firstname.lastname@example.org 661-654-2273 Channel Islands Kelsey Manning email@example.com 805-482-5456 Chico Robert Bowman firstname.lastname@example.org 530-898-6966 Dominguez Hills Angel Covarrubias email@example.com 310-243-3102 East Bay Ryan Perez firstname.lastname@example.org 510-885-3507 Fresno Eva Carmona email@example.com 559-278-4062 Fullerton Claude Damsa firstname.lastname@example.org 657-278-3418 Humboldt email@example.com 707-826-5833 Long Beach Rochelle McCoy firstname.lastname@example.org 562-985-7705 Los Angeles Gil Garibaldo TM670@bncollege.com 323-343-2500 Maritime Academy Andre Jimenez 707-654-1186 Monterey Bay Karina Alvarez email@example.com 831-582-5262 Northridge Robert Munck firstname.lastname@example.org 818-677-2932 Pomona Suzanne Donnelly email@example.com 909 869 3284 Sacramento Sabrina Pound firstname.lastname@example.org 916-278-6446 San Bernardino Donna Zdep-Johnson email@example.com 909-278-6446 San Diego Ben Compton firstname.lastname@example.org 619-594-7543 San Francisco Edith Rodriguez email@example.com 415-338-7377 San Jose Emma Mead TM8011@bncollege.com 408-924-1839 San Luis Obispo Deanna Carrol firstname.lastname@example.org 805-756-1171 San Marcos Melanie LaCroix email@example.com 760-750-4730 Sonoma Courtney Best TM499@bncollege.com 707-664-2329 Stanislaus firstname.lastname@example.org 209-667-3161
(Updated August 2020)
Auxiliary Commercial Shops Contacts:
The following list identifies the campus employee with overall responsibility for a foundation organization that oversees the bookstore, bookstore contract, and provision of course materials under contract to the campus.
Campus Contact E-Mail Address Bakersfield Thomas Wallace email@example.com Channel Islands Laurie Nicholas firstname.lastname@example.org Chico Jaime Clyde email@example.com Dominguez Hills Richard Chester firstname.lastname@example.org East Bay Debbie Chaw Debbie.email@example.com Fresno Debbie Astone firstname.lastname@example.org Fullerton Chuck Kissel email@example.com Humboldt Dave Nakamura firstname.lastname@example.org Long Beach Robert deWit Robert.email@example.com Los Angeles Jose Gomez firstname.lastname@example.org Maritime Academy Mark Goodrich email@example.com Monterey Bay Kevin Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org Northridge Rick Evans email@example.com Pomona David Prenovost firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramento Jim Reinhart email@example.com San Bernardino John Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org San Diego Todd Summer email@example.com San Francisco Jason Porth firstname.lastname@example.org San Jose Raymond Luu Raymond.email@example.com San Luis Obispo Lorli Leetham firstname.lastname@example.org San Marcos Bella Newberg Newberg@csusm.edu Sonoma Neil Markley email@example.com Stanislaus Michael Wojciechowski firstname.lastname@example.org
- CSU INTERACTIVE OPEN TEXTBOOKS
California State University Academic Technologies partnered with Vital Source and developed vibrant interactive versions of Open Stax titles for faculty consideration and adoption. The goal is a more effective (than pdf format) resource at a very low cost designed to result in improved learning experiences and outcomes.
Open Stax is an initiative at Rice University that has created peer-reviewed open (free) textbooks in digital format. Aimed to compete with major publishers’ offerings, content is licensed under Creative Commons Attributions licenses and can be modified to suit different purposes by users.
Student benefits include highlighting and reviewing text easily; sharing notes with peers; end of chapter embedded quizzes; easy mobile device access; direct LMS links; interactive embedded vocabulary: pa complete accessibility for users with disabilities; standardized e-reader; vibrant versus static pdf format.
Faculty benefits include viewing student interaction via an instructor dashboard; monitoring student progress throughout the materials; identifying students who may be falling behind; learning what content students find most relevant or most challenging; reviewing when students are readings and on what devices; monitoring assigned readings and learning who read before class; direct integration/linking into the LMS; improved student comprehension of content.
Prepared PowerPoint demonstrations and other support resources are available to stores by contacting the Auxiliary Bookstore Liaison at email@example.com
The presentations by Affordable Learning $olutions regarding Campus Store support, participation, programs and successes are available on request. Please contact the Auxiliary and Bookstore Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org for these resources. Presentation venues include Auxiliary Organization Association conferences; Affordable Learning $olutions conferences, workshops, and visits; National Association of College Stores events; Bookstore Advisory Team meetings; Annual Bookstore meetings; and CSU on-site campus events.
- AL$ WEB PAGE LINKS
- Course Materials Program
- Custom Publishing Program
AL$ maintains resources for bookstores to participate in all AL$ programs and CSU/legal directives. Many may be accessed via the web. For assistance, contact the AL$ bookstore liaison at email@example.com
- CSU IMMEDIATE ACCESS
This is a joint program in which students for a class have access at NO CHARGE to their course materials in digital format on the first day of class and retain access until the add/drop date deadline at no cost. At or prior to the add/drop date, the student will have the option to ‘opt-out’ electronically and discontinue access to the materials. Students who choose to continue will be charged for the materials and access continues.
CSU Affordable Learning $olutions Immediate Access Programs are available via all campus bookstores and can be delivered through various software applications within the stores’ systems.
The opportunity to have access to materials on the first day of classes without having to pay for them is critically important to students who can only pay for their needs incrementally. The ability to actually use the product without cost and self-determine preferences in format is unique. While not a restrictive mandated ‘fee’, the opt-out program still affords the publishers potential of improved sales and thus their willingness to offer significantly lower costs to students.
All of these improvements are extremely valuable to students and instrumental in students’ success which are basics of the Affordable Learning $olutions goals.
- AL$ COURSE FEE SUGGESTIONS
Course fees are mandatory fees for content or materials that students are required to have and use in a class and are charged at registration along with registration fee and are collected per policy. The use of course fee material is determined by academic departments/faculty. Course materials fees are described via Executive Order as Category III Fees: “Fees associated with state-supported courses specifically for materials and services used in concert with the basic foundation an academic course offering.”
Category III Course Fees must be submitted for approval on a campus-specific form from the department chair and the dean to the campus COURSE FEE COMMITTEE. The committees have different names on campuses but are generically referred as Course Fee Approval Committees.
AL$ has developed ‘Five Easy Steps’ for faculty/departments to obtain course fee approval in collaboration with the campus store. Planning ahead is critical as the process has been noted take up to six months before start of classes. The campus store is in a position to assist faculty with pricing negotiations, delivery options, alternative formats, and determination of potential student savings.
Easy “Five Steps” to Obtain Approval for Course Fees:
1. Select materials you wish students to have
2. Contact publisher/provider rep and request best CSU pricing
3. Complete the CSU AL$ standardized form
4. Attach to your campus’ course fee approval request form
5. Submit to your department office for chairperson’s approval and submission to the provost