Your campus can customize your own Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) initiative so you can systematically lower the costs of course materials for your students.
CSU Dominguez Hills has been a leader in deploying their ALS initiative and has produced excellent outcomes.
The San Jose State University’s Library is leading their Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative. The program enables faculty to choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for their students. SJSU has also implemented a Textbook Alternatives Project program to encourage faculty to replace their high-cost commercial textbooks with free or low-cost alternative
CSU Chico Affordable Learning Solutions (CALS) website provides an overview of the resources and services to support Chico faculty finding and using lower cost alternative course materials, such as their Textbook Alternatives Program (TAP). CSU Chico has also integrated CALS services into their Academy e-Learning program. The Chico library has also produced library guides on Affordable Learning and Open Educational Resources.
CSU Channel Islands library is leading a campus initiative to reduce the cost of learning for students.
CSU Stanislaus’s library has prepared a guide for faculty to find affordable course materials.
To ease the financial burden on Sonoma State University students challenged by the rising cost of education, the Affordable Learning Initiative (ALI) encourages the adoption of alternatives to pricey commercially published textbooks. SSU joins universities across the country in promoting the discovery and selection of high quality, low-or no-cost instructional resources.
CSULA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning supports their Affordable Learning Intiative.