Oviatt Library

Million Dollar Showcase: Affordable Learning in Action

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:15am to 12:00pm

Oviatt Library - Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room


In a spring 2019 survey of CSUN students who participated in AL$, nearly 70% said they delay buying their required course textbooks, while 35% of students forego buying textbooks due to cost. This may mean the difference between graduating on time or dropping out.

Are you curious about options for using Open Educational Resources and/or low-cost materials in your classes? Would you like to hear from fellow faculty about the benefits and challenges involved? As part of the CSU-wide Affordable Learning $olutions initiative, faculty at CSUN have already saved students over $1,000,000.

Join us for the Affordable Learning Solutions event on October 23rd, where we will recognize faculty who have contributed to student success through switching to OERs or low-cost textbooks.

At the event, you will be able to:

  • Meet some of the faculty who have incorporated low to zero cost materials into their courses without compromising quality!
  • Share ideas with fellow faculty who are dedicated to addressing textbook affordability issues.
  • Learn about grant opportunities to join the AL$ initiative.

Continental breakfast will be provided.

Event Schedule

9:15 - 9:30 Coffee & Refreshments

9:30 - 9:40 Welcome Remarks

9:40 - 10:00 Affordable Learning $olutions Showcase & Faculty Recognition

10:00 - 11:00 Faculty Panel and Q&A.

  • Audrey Thacker, English
  • Matthew Clements, Queer Studies
  • Debra Berry Malmberg, Psychology
  • Moderator: Mary-Pat Stein, Faculty President

11:00 - 11:30 Student Panel.

11:30 - 12:00 Networking Time

AL$ Awardees Testimonials

Please RSVP by October 9th at https://library.csun.edu/events/als-2019

Learn more about Affordable Learning Solutions

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