Sharing SF State’s Strategies for Success with Affordable and Open Educational Resources

Heidi Fridriksson
Brian Beatty
Gavin Deare
San Francisco State University

Since 2014, SF State has saved students over 3 million dollars with its affordable materials initiatives. Academic Technology, The Leonard Library, the Disability Programs and Resource Center, and the SFSU Bookstore support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives such as open educational resources (OER), library resources, digital textbooks, and/or faculty-authored materials. Through these types of resources faculty can make their courses more affordable and equitable. Efforts to support faculty in this process include providing AIM (affordable instructional materials) grants to instructors who significantly reduce the cost of materials, offering OER workshops, and recruiting faculty and student ambassadors.

Resources:
SF State’s Affordable Learning Website
SF State’s AIM Faculty Highlights Video

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