Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Awareness Lunch and Learn

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Do your students avoid purchasing required textbooks because they cost too much? Join us for lunch on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in LIB121 and learn how to reduce costs in your course, and get funding and stipends for doing so.

Book rental sign in SFSU Bookstore

SF State's Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) program supports 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.

The AIM initiative has helped save students over $1,000,000 in the last two years alone. Come to the AIM Lunch & Learn to find out how you can support student savings and how the J. Paul Leonard Library, SF State Bookstore, Academic Technology and the rest of the Affordable Instructional Materials team can help you make your course materials more affordable for students.

At the event, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand how students struggle with the cost of required instructional materials and 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.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Library 121)

Lunch will be provided; please RSVP so the AIM team can plan accordingly.

For more information on past and current SF State projects and AIM resources, visit SF State’s affordable learning website. For more information on the CSU's affordable learning initiative, visit the CSU's website.
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