SF State is part of the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions initiative started in 2010. SF State's Affordable Instructional Materials program aids faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives by using high-quality open educational resources (OER), library resources, digital or customized textbooks, and/or faculty-authored materials. Every dollar counts for many students. If students cannot afford the assigned class materials, they may try to learn without them.
Faculty Cost-saving Projects Receive Awards
The SF State Affordable Instructional Materials team has awarded 11 new faculty-proposed cost-saving projects with support in Fall 2016. These projects are supported by funding from the CSU Chancellor’s Office to expand campus efforts to reduce the cost of learning for students, as part of the “Affordable Learning Solutions” initiative.
- Laura Epstein and Betty Yu, Special Education & Communicative Disorders
- Anne Glaros, Art
- Zhaoshuo Jiang, Engineering
- Jason Mousel, Health Education
- Cheng Chen, Engineering
- Weining Man, Physics
- Joseph Barranco, Physics
- Nancy Gerber (lead), Chemistry
- Marilyn Smulyan, Geography
- Eric Pido, Asian American Studies
- Jeff Saperstein, Communication Studies