Projects Arising from the Textbook Affordability Committee

1) Affordable Curriculum Today (ACT) is a three pronged program to support faculty in their efforts to reduce the cost of course materials. Faculty receive support from the Libraries and the Center for eLearning to Adopt, Adapt, or Author low or no-cost course materials. More information about the program is available at: http://fauelearning.com/faculty/affordable-curriculum-today/ 
2) The Libraries have developed an online tool that allows students to check to see which courses have textbooks on Reserve for free checkout. The tool also identifies electronic course materials available to FAU students at no cost. That tool is available from the Libraries new home page  at https://library.fau.edu/ under Services. The direct link to the guide is at: https://libguides.fau.edu/textbooks-Fall2018 
3) The Libraries are using money from a Technology Fee proposal to purchase an electronic database of textbooks. That database will be going live in fall 2018.
4) Another related committee is looking at products that will allow students to receive a substantial discount to textbooks if they "opt in" to the program. A pilot project is being planned for spring 2019.
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