Affordable Learning Events & Opportunities

Do you have an idea that can help cut the cost of instructional materials for SF State students?

Submit an AIM Project Proposal (Awards range from $250 - $2,500 depending on projected impact)


Open Educational Resources (OER) Workshop

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:00am - 1:30pm (LIB 242 & LIB 286)

Join our community of practice to develop your "commons" mindset. We’ll explore the what, why, and how of OER, including, but not limited to: open textbooks, freely-available online resources, library resources available to registered students, custom-published materials that include some royalty-free content, and faculty-created content.

At this workshop, you will have the opportunity to work directly with librarians and instructional designers to learn how to find, evaluate, and adapt high quality open educational materials in your courses.

You can also learn about successful adoptions of OER on campus with faculty leads and experts from the Library, DPRC, and Academic Technology to help you make your implementation of OER more effective.

Lunch will be provided. After lunch, librarians and instructional designers will be available for one-on-one consults.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.

Questions? Please email

Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Awareness Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm (LIB 286)

Do your students avoid purchasing required textbooks because they cost too much? Are you interested in lowering the student cost of course materials?

At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand how faculty have creatively helped lower the cost of materials to students in many ways. You can also learn what the AIM team has planned to support more faculty in finding ways to save students money this academic year, including interactive workshops, one-one consultations, and other funded opportunities. 

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Open Educational Resources (OER) Webinar

Friday, April 28, 2017  |  12-1pm  |  Online

Want to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER) and how they can help you reduce the cost of your course material? This webinar will give participants an overview of OER and the OER adoption process along with information about how to get support in adopting OER at SF State. Registration link.


For more information on OER resources, visit SF State’s Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) website. For more information on the CSU's affordable learning initiative, visit the CSU's Affordable Learning $olutions website.