On Nov. 4, 2014, the Academic Senate officially approved the Affordable Learning Solutions Subcommittee as a subcommittee of the Committee on Instruction and Curriculum.
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.
Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) and You (Held Friday, Jan. 19, 2018)
Two faculty in the AL$ program--Patrick Fleming, Chemistry, and Maria Ortuoste, Political Science--shared their experiences in providing students with effective alternative learning resources at low or no cost to students. Also presented was preliminary data from a 2016-2017 student survey about their experiences with AL$ options provided through the AB 798 grant in 2016-2017.