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Affordable Learning Solutions & Open Educational Resources

Information about the Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program and other Open Educational Resources (OERs)

About the ALS / OER Program

The University Libraries, the Affordable Learning Subcommittee of CIC, the CSU-wide AL$ Strategy, and various partners across campus including the Pioneer Bookstore and the Office of the Online Campus, are working together to increase faculty awareness and adoption of open resources and tools (i.e. Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, Open Pedagogy). These efforts are part of ongoing campus and state efforts on affordability and access issues of course materials at CSU (i.e. Free Textbooks for New Freshmen, ASI Senate Resolution for the Encouragement of Affordable Learning Course Materials, CA Assembly Bill No.798, CA Senate Bill No. 1359).

Watch AL$ Campus Coordinator, Daisy Muralles, presenting at AL$ Annual Conference 2022, Feb. 17, 2022.

In a session titled, "Cross-campus Learning: Generating Interest Among Faculty" Daisy describes the different strategies around increasing a culture of open at Cal State East Bay. Slides presented in the sessions are embedded below (requires CSUEB affiliation for access).

Session Recording, Passcode: 9i*yGDWE

Speakers in this recording include: Beth Shook and Daisy Muralles

  • Daisy Muralles: Senior Assistant Librarian (Equity & Open Access Librarian), Daisy Muralles (she/her, ella), is an early-career latinx information worker/educator currently working with library student ambassadors in a student-centered outreach and engagement library program for the wider campus community at Cal State East Bay. Daisy is excited about archives, co-curricular learning, and creating community learning spaces, particularly through community/college radio.
  • Beth Shook is a full-time lecturer in the anthropology department at California State University, Chico. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, and while broadly trained in anthropology, her focus has been in molecular anthropology, forensic DNA, and prehistory, history, and contemporary concerns of indigenous North Americans. Beth is co-coordinator for Chico State’s Affordable Learning Solutions (CAL$) program with Edward Roualdes, serves on the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) Executive Board, and is lead editor of the OER Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology (textbook and lab and activities manual) available at