CSU Annual AL$ Coordinators' RFP Meeting, Feb. 5, 2019
- All artifacts can be found in the AL$ Coordinators Shared Google drive under 'Annual AL$ Conference Feb. 5, 2019'.
Workbook: For your reference
- Round table Session Notes
- Elevator pitch examples
- 2019-20 RFP:
Joint CSU/CCC Affordability Summit, Feb. 6, 2019. Beyond Textbook Affordability: Equity and Achievement across California.
NEW AL$ Featured Partner
We are excited to share information about our newest AL$ partner who has joined our efforts to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the overall cost of education for CSU students.
Awaken Student Curiosity with online discussion that simply works.
Packback is an "AI supported" online discussion platform that improves student curiosity, communication skills and critical thinking. Packback delivers an easy-to-use and engaging discussion experience for students and professors, with powerful support from automated moderation sorting, and scoring algorithms. Packback.co or contact Roberto Torreggiani
LibreTexts receives Open Textbooks Pilot Program Award
Congratulations to LibreTexts.org for leading a coalition of institutions to receive the first federal OER funding award, the Open Textbooks Pilot Program Award.
Single Project Earns Federal OER Pilot Grant. The federal government will award the entire $4.9 million of the first round of it's OER funding pilot to a STEM-focused open textbook project out of the University of California, Davis, the Department of Education confirmed with "Inside Digital Learning." Read Full Article
SDSU's Immediate Access Projected to Save Students $4 Million
The Immediate Access program at SDSU helps ensure students have access to important course materials. Through its Immediate Access program, San Diego State University estimates it will save students $4 million in textbook costs during the current academic year. Full Article
CSU Channel Islands Offering Two Textbook Free Majors with Plans for More
CSUCI now has an alternative for some students worried about being able to afford textbooks. CSUCI educators working together have developed two "Z-Majors" which are majors that use quality, free and readily available educational resources as opposed to textbooks, which can be costly. CSUCI is the first in the CSU system to develop undergraduate "Z-Majors."
How Fresno State Helped Students Save 1 Million on Books
This is a great story about how Fresno State's Kennel Bookstore's course materials coordinator has worked to support textbook savings with their Immediate Access Program. This is when the bookstore cultivates interested faculty for their courses where there is little or no OER available and negotiates with publishers to provide discounts of 60-80% off the price of a new print textbook for digital textbook options. Full Article
NEW Academic Technologies Services Website Launched
Academic Technology Services (ATS) strives to identify, advance and support technology initiatives that enable student success through effective collaboration with the 23 campuses of the CSU. We do this through four key priorities: Online Education, Affordable Learning, Transforming Education, and Scaling Innovation
SB 1359 — CSUs and CCCs Identifying Courses with Free Course Materials
California Senate Bill 1359 requires California State University campuses “to clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students and may have a low-cost option for print versions.” The deadline to implement this designation in course schedules is January 1, 2018. Memo to CSU Presidents from Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services.
AL$ / AB 798 Webinar Archives
May 23, 2019
April 11, 2019
March 14, 2019
December 13, 2018
- Presentation Slides
- Full Webinar Recording and Chat - Unavailable Due to Technical Difficulties