AL$ Campus Coordinator Roles

What is the Campus Coordinator’s Role

  • Apply for funding each year via the RFP
    • Include an overview of the AL$ initiative’s objectives, challenges, potential measures of success, and existing campus priority(ies) such as the Graduation Initiative, Course Redesign with Technology, etc.  
    • Include a plan for leveraging campus resources and staff.
    • Provide an estimated budget to define the amount of funds for each type of expense.  
    • Include a marketing and communication plan considering campus stakeholders and potential activities/outreach for the awareness, discovery, and adoption of low/no cost materials.
    • Include showcasing faculty accomplishments and student savings at the year’s end
  • Submit bi-annual reports using the AL$ Project Planning & Reporting Template
    • The project must provide data on the amount of money students saved through the AL$ program.
    • Campuses who received an AL$ grant last year may apply for a new grant to expand their campus AL$ implementations if a savings’ report has been submitted and still needs to address the basic requirements listed above.
  • Convene and facilitate the AL$ Committee made up of campus partner organizations or departments to implement the AL$ projects.  
    • Members of the committee consist of at least two partner organizations, for example, the library, bookstore, learning assistance center, faculty development center, academic technology department, and/or others.  The campus center for students with disabilities must be one of your partner organizations to coordinate access to AL$ services for students with disabilities.
  • Facilitate campus awareness and adoption activities such as:
    • An AL$ information day and a faculty recognition day on campus. (required)
    • Participation on the AL$ Listserv, webinars and the AL$ Community
    • Workshop on the adoption of Open Educational Resources. e.g. www.cool4ed.org or merlot.org
    • The Integration of library and OER services into the LMS.  e.g.  CSUDH & SJSU
    • Development of Faculty showcases (ePortfolios) or videos of faculty and/or students.
    • Use of the standardized CSU AL$ faculty survey, a student survey tool, and/or participating in the AL$ research study.
  • Presenting information literacy programs that build collaborations and capabilities for faculty and students using eReaders and digital course materials in teaching and learning.