What's New at AL$



The AL$ Campus Funding Proposal Request for 2018/2019 has been released.

The AL$ Annual Meeting and the OLC Affordable Textbook Conference Follow Up

If you have not already filled in the meeting evaluation form for the AL$ meeting on January 29th, we would appreciate your feedback via the five questions on this online form.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey by Friday, February 12.

Event resources include:                                                             

AL$ Coordinators' requested resources:

AL$ team follow up requests:

  • Faculty Stipend Models:
    • Several participants expressed a desire to learn from each other and review examples of past completed RFPs and campus stipend models from other campuses. If you are willing to share your past RFP and/or campus stipend model, please send them directly to Erin Walker (edwalker@calstate.edu) by Monday, February 12.

OLC Meeting Resources from January 30th

  • Visit the Resource Center where you will find the attendee list as well as links to recommended reading materials (if provided) from the presenters. Presentation materials and archivist notes from each breakout session will be posted here as well.

Press release:  CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions Encourages Use of Open Educational Resources

Recently published from CSU Public Affairs:   The California State University is committed to seeking new ways to provide equity in access to free learning materials and remove financial barriers to student success as part of the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025.


Open Ed Week, March 5-9, 2018

Call for Participation ends Feb. 25th. 
#OEWeek, #MERLOT.org


SB 1359 — CSUs and CCCs Identifying Courses with Free Course Materials 

California Senate Bill 1359 requires California State University campuses “to clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students and may have a low-cost option for print versions.” The deadline to implement this designation in course schedules is January 1, 2018. Memo to CSU Presidents from Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services.



2018 Annual AL$ Campus Bookstore Meetings:
Southern and Northern CA Information

  • February 23, 2018 at the Chancellor’s Office
  • March 2, 2018 at Sacramento State Bookstore
  • These meetings are duplicate and all store directors, course materials managers, and regional reps are invited to attend one.  For additional information, contact Sandy Ehrhorn (sehrhorn@calstate.edu).



March 2018 AL$/AB 798 Webinar Archive

December 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archive

November 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archive

October 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archive

September 2017 AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archive