On Nov. 4, 2014, the Academic Senate officially approved the Affordable Learning Solutions Subcommittee as a subcommittee of the Committee on Instruction and Curriculum.
OpenStax's free, peer-reviewed textbooks in biology, anatomy & physiology, physics, statistics, and economics are available for faculty review. They are housed in Aline Soules' office (LI 2139). Please email or phone to set up a time to review them.
The California State University system is dedicated to helping faculty and students find alternatives to traditional, expensive textbooks. Below are links to information at the CSU level and at CSUEB. NOTE: Since fall 2010, more and more textbooks have been made available on reserve in the library. Also provided are links to the University Bookstore and to other Rent/Buy/Sell options on the Web. Note that the rent/buy/sell options are just three examples of many on the Web.
Also, click on the "Showcasing Faculty" tab to learn more about what faculty are doing to help students learn through alternative, less expensive solutions.