Stand Up and SHINE!

AL$ wants YOU...

If you are using OERs and/or low-cost materials in your courses to save our students money, we’d love to recognize your efforts. You are not alone. We are here for you. Now is the time to stand up and SHINE!

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2016-17 AL$ Faculty

42 Faculty, 58 courses, 2,469 students -- Total Student Savings:$356,457

  • Kevin Capehart*
    kcapehart@csufresno.edu
  • Arturo Amaro
    aamaro@csufresno.edu
  • Lalita Oka
    loka@csufresno.edu
  • Dean Davis
    dedavis@csufresno.edu
  • Tony Vang
    tvang@csufresno.edu
  • Nitaigour Prem Mahalik*
    nmahalik@csufresno.edu
  • Carmen Caprau
    ccaprau@csufresno.edu
  • Tanya Nichols*
    tanichols@csufresno.edu
  • Eric Person*
    eperson@csufresno.edu
  • Stephanie Reed*
    sdmreed@csufresno.edu
  • Jenna Kieckhaefer
    jkieckhaefer@csufresno.edu
  • Patrick De Walt*
    pdewalt@csufresno.edu
  • Justine McAlpine
    jmcalpin@csufresno.edu
  • Alison Mandaville
    amandaville@csufresno.edu
  • De Anna Reese
    dreese@csufresno.edu
  • Selena Van Horn
    svanhorn@csufresno.edu
  • Natalie Muñoz*
    nmunoz@csufresno.edu
  • Jenny Banh
    jenbanh@csufresno.edu
  • Pei Xu*
    pxu@csufresno.edu
  • Mathieu Richaud*
    mathieu@csufresno.edu
  • Jennifer Isom Schmidtke*
    jenisom@csufresno.edu
  • L-Jay Fine*
    larryf@csufresno.edu
  • Vickie Krenz
    vickik@csufresno.edu
  • Joshua Reece*
    joreece@csufresno.edu
  • Jeff Brueggemann*
    jbrueggemann@csufresno.edu
  • Enid Perez
    enperez@csufresno.edu
  • Meta Schettler
    mschettl@csufresno.edu
  • Victoria Malko*
    vmalko@csufresno.edu
  • Daming Zhang*
    dazhang@csufresno.edu
  • LauraHuisinga*
    lhuisinga@csufresno.edu
  • Alejandro Calderon-Urrea*
    calalea@csufresno.edu
  • Dermot Donnelly*
    ddonnelly@csufresno.edu
  • Ida Jones*
    ida_jones@csufresno.edu
  • Lolita Araim
    laraim@csufresno.edu
  • Sean Johnson
    sejohnson@csufresno.edu

* adopted OER materials/textbook - AB 798 grant

Collaborating with the Center for Faculty Excellence to increase faculty adoption of OER.

 

Faculty Reports

Jeff Brueggemann

Jeff Brueggemann

BA 175: Tools & Techniques of International Business

Original Text: Transnational Management Text, Cases & Readings Cross Border Management. ($309)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted free resource from US Dept. of Commerce: https://www.export.gov/Export-Education

No. of Students: 35 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $309

Total Savings: $10,815

 

Jennifer Isom Schmidtke

Jennifer Schmidtke

 

PSYCH 36: Biological Psychology (2 sections)

Original Text: Brain & Behavior by B. Garrett ($113)

AL$ Implementation-- ALL materials for these two sections have been created by me and available on a website I created for this class (http://isompsych36.weebly.com).

No. of Students: 71 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $113

Total Savings: $8,023

 

Joshua Reece

Joshua Reece

BIOL 260T: Conservation Biology

Original Text: Principles of Conservation Biology. ($95)

AL$ Implementation-- No textbook require. Course materials are peer-reviewed scientific articles from the Library and online resources.

No. of Students: 8 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $95

Total Savings: $760

 

Patrick De Walt

Patrick DeWalt

EHD 50: Introduction to Teaching

Original Texts:

  • Critical Multicultural Conversations. ($52)
  • Connecting Teachers Students and Standards. ($21)

AL$ Implementation-- Using California Department of Education's free materials/resources (i.e., Curriculum Frameworks, Content Standards, Common Core State Standards and California Standards for the Teaching Profession). The Connecting Teachers Students and Standards book is available (ebook) from the Library.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $73

Total Savings: $1,825

 

EHD 180T: Social Science through Universal Access

Original Texts:

  • Digital Storytelling in the Classroom. ($36)
  • Universal Design for Learning. ($50)

AL$ Implementation--Digital Storytelling is available (ebook) from the Library and Universal Design for Learning is available online from http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login

No. of Students: 15 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $86

Total Savings: $1,290

 

Sean Johnson

PH 48: First Responder and Emergency Care

Original Text: AAOS EMT. ($200)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the national standard curriculum for the course which is open source. My plan is to use the open source outline and have the students expand the outline format into a textbook format.

No. of Students: 40 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $200

Total Savings: $8,000

 

PH 49: Emergency Medical Technician Training

Original Text: AAOS First Responder. ($300)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the national standard curriculum for the course which is open source. My plan is to use the open source outline and have the students expand the outline format into a textbook format.

No. of Students: 40 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $300

Total Savings: $12,000

 

Tanya Nichols

Tanya Nichols

 

ENGL 117W: Writing From Children's Literature (3 sections)

Original Texts: Varies reading texts ($145)

AL$ Implementation-- Classic Fairy Tales ($24) is the only book required for the course. All the other readings are available from Library and/or online and using the Purdue OWL for citing references.

No. of Students: 84 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $121

Total Savings: $10,164

 

ENGL 163: Advanced Writing of Fiction

Original Text: Method and Madness, the Making of a Story. ($55)

AL$ Implementation-- No textbook required this semester. All reading is free and available online.

No. of Students: 25 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $55

Total Savings: $1,375

 

Mathieu Richaud

Mathieu Richaud

 

EES 167: Oceans and Atmosphere and Climate (2 sections)

Original Text: Investigating Oceanography. ($229)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the open (free) ebook:Introduction to Ocean Sciences by Dr. Douglas Segar

No. of Students: 61 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $229

Total Savings: $13,969

 

Jenna Kieckhaefer

Jenna Kieckhaefer

 

CRIM 160T: Wrong Convictions

Original Texts:

  • Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System. ($235)
  • The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Volume II. ($150)

AL$ Implementation--Using free materials from the Internet and journal articles/resources from the Library.

No. of Students: 30 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $385

Total Savings: $11,550

 

CRIM 270T: Interviewing

Original Texts:

  • Essentials of the Reid Technique. ($97)
  • Detecting Deception. ($53)
  • The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Volume I. ($150)

AL$ Implementation-- Using free materials from the Internet and journal articles/resources from the Library.

No. of Students: 10 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $300

Total Savings: $3,000

 

Dermot Donnelly

Dermot Donnelly

 

CHEM 3A: Introductory General Chemistry

Original Text: Introductory Chemistry and student access kit ($180)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the OpenStax text: Chemistry

No. of Students: 175 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $180

Total Savings: $31,500

 

Eric Person

Eric Person

 

CHEM 3A: Introductory General Chemistry (2 sections)

Original Text: Introductory Chemistry and student access kit. ($180)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the OpenStax text: Chemistry

No. of Students: 250 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $180

Total Savings: $45,000

 

Pei Xu

Pei Xu

 

AGBS 170s : Advanced Agribusiness Applications(2 sections)

Original Text: Agribusiness Management. ($81)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the Purdue Agribusiness Simulation and using my own teaching materials.

No. of Students: 80 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $81

Total Savings: $6,480

 

Laura Huisinga

Laura Huisinga

GD 50: Internet Design

Original Texts:

  • Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Graphics. ($50)
  • HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites. ($30)
  • On Web Typography ($30)
  • Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students. ($25)
  • Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students. ($20)
  • Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3. ($35)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted a combination of Lynda.com videos and various articles from alistapart.com,thinkingwithtype.com, etc.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $190

Total Savings: $4,750

 

GD 157: Motion Graphics

Original Texts:

  • After Effects Apprentice: Real World Skills for the Aspiring Motion Graphics Artist. ($49)
  • Type on Screen: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students. ($25)
  • Thinking with Type: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students. ($20)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted a combination of Lynda.com videos and various articles from alistapart.com,thinkingwithtype.com, etc.

No. of Students: 5 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $94

Total Savings: $470

 

Alejandro Calderon-Urrea

Alejandro Calderon-Urrea

BIOL1A: Introductory Biology (2 sections)

Original Text: Biology by Brooker ($280) + in-house lab manual ($20)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the OpenStax textbook, Biology;used an in-class quiz system (Top Hat); ) and online homework system (Sapling Learning) which is $80 total + lab manual ($20).

No. of Students: 268 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $200

Total Savings: $53,600

 

Kevin Capehart

Kevin Capehart

ECON 50: Principles of Macroeconomics (2 sections)

Original Text: Economics by R. Arnold ($395)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics, bundled with Sapling Learning's on-line homework system. ($48)

No. of Students: 80 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $347

Total Savings: $27,760

 

Justine McAlpine

Justine McAlpine

KINES 126: Analysis and Application: Aquatics (2 sections)

Original Text: ($75)

AL$ Implementation-- Made digital copies of texts available on Blackboard. Using free resources on the internet (red cross, etc.).

No. of Students: 60 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $75

Total Savings: $4,500

 

Jenny Banh

Jenny Banh

ANTH 123: Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

Original Texts:

  • Southeast Asia: Past and Present. ($54)
  • Toms and Dees. ($26)
  • Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto. ($26)

AL$ Implementation-- All my required texts are on Reserves at the Library.Also I use older editions of my required texts ($22, $10, $17).

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $57

Total Savings: $1,425

 

ASAM 110: Asian American Communities

Original Texts:

  • Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader. ($37)
  • Eating Asian America: A food Studies Reader. ($27)
  • Asian American Politics. ($28)

AL$ Implementation-- All my required texts are on Reserves at the Library. Also I use older editions of my required texts ($23, $14, $10).

No. of Students: 35 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $45

Total Savings: $1,575

 

Nitaigour Prem Mahalik

Prem Mahalik

IT 280: Research Methodology

Original Texts:

  • Design, Evaluation, and Analysis of Questionnaires for Survey Research. ($90)
  • Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice. ($65)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted etext from Researchgate--An Introduction to Business Research Methods. Also using my own materials and articles.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $155

Total Savings: $3,875

 

IT 131: Automated Systems I

Original Text: Digital Fundamentals. ($230)

AL$ Implementation-- Changed the required text to:Digital Principles and Applications ($20). Also using my own materials and articles.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $210

Total Savings: $5,250

 

Natalie Muñoz

Natalie Munoz

FREN 2A: French for Communication

Original Text: Sur le vif: Niveau intermediaire ($176) and workbook ($43)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted Enhancing French skills(free website for intermediate learners of French) by University of Texas at Austin. Also using France au Quotidien ($41)

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $176

Total Savings: $4,400

 

FREN 120T: Women's Voices in Francophone Literature

Original Texts: All physical copies of the 7 books would be about $105.

AL$ Implementation-- New course, using 7 books ($105 total cost). Four of the 7 books are either in the Library's collection, on Kindle or on Project Gutenberg. Therefore only 3 will be (new - $45 total) ordered for students to purchase from bookstore.

No. of Students: 10 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $60

Total Savings: $600

 

Daming Zhang

Daming Zhang

IT 117: Quality Assurance

Original Text: CQIA Primer. ($75)

AL$ Implementation-- Eliminated the text for IT 117 for fall semester.Students learn by searching the relevant materials from the internet according to my guidelines, and study and discuss the materials they found.

No. of Students: 23 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $75

Total Savings: $1,725

 

Meta Schettler

Meta Schettler

AFRS 104W: Writing About American Inequality (2 sections)

Original Texts: total of 5 books ($96)

AL$ Implementation-- 2 of the 5 books are ebooks in the Library

No. of Students: 52 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $50

Total Savings: $2,600

 

Arturo Amaro

CLAS 9: Chicano Artistic Expression

Original Text: Chicano Popular Culture. ($25)

AL$ Implementation-- Using the chapters available on Google Books and supplementing the missing chapters with free materials online or instructor developed.

No. of Students: 35 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $25

Total Savings: $875

 

Alison Mandaville

Alison Mandaville

ENGL 105: Introduction to Literary Analysis

Original Text: Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. ($22)

AL$ Implementation-- Changed the format of text to electronic ($10) and found the others on the Internet (public domains). Also accepted older editions and used Library Reserves.

No. of Students: 25 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $12

Total Savings: $300

 

Enid Perez

Enid Perez

WS 12: Critical Thinking (3 sections)

Original Text: Dialogues: Argument Rhetoric and reader ($115) + MyWriting Lab ($32)

AL$ Implementation-- Switched to the ebook and bundled it with MyWritingLab ($54)

No. of Students: 110 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $93

Total Savings: $10,230

 

Lalita Oka

L Oka

CE 123: Soil Engineering

CE 125: Geotechnical Engineering Design

Original Text: Principles of Geotechnical Engineering. ($226)

AL$ Implementation-- CE 123 is Prerequisite for CE 125. Used same textbook for both courses and faculty authored materials.

No. of Students: 40 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $113

Total Savings: $4,520

 

DeAnna Reese

De Anna Reese

HIST 210T: American Immigration and Ethnic History

Original Texts: total of 7 books ($183)

AL$ Implementation-- 2 of the 7 books are ebooks from the Library

No. of Students: 20 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $55

Total Savings: $1,100

 

Carmen Caprau

Carmen Caprau

MATH 151: Principles of Algebra

Original Text: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 7th edition. ($188)

AL$ Implementation-- Gave students the option to use older edition ($23) and provided a link to a free pdf (same edition) on the web from Boise State.

No. of Students: 20 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $165

Total Savings: $3,300

 

Dean Davis

FM 133: Textile/Apparel Economics

Original Text: Going Global: the Textile and Apparel Industry. ($90)

AL$ Implementation-- Kept the 2nd edition ($40) instead of moving to the latest.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $50

Total Savings: $1,250

 

Selena Van Horn

Selena Van Horn

LEE 244: Research for Reading Professionals

Original Texts:

  • Reading Educational Research: How to avoid getting statistically snookered. ($27)
  • Handbook of Research on Teaching English Language Arts. ($113)
  • Handbook of Reading Research, Volume IV. ($109)

AL$ Implementation-- Used Library resources and free web materials/resources.

No. of Students:25 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $249

Total Savings: $6,225

 

Victoria Malko

History 11: American History to 1877

Original Text: The American Pageant: A History of the American People. ($121)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted OpenStax text:U.S. History

No. of Students: 43 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $121

Total Savings: $5,203

 

Tony Vang

Tony Vang

LEE 284: Collaborative Leadership for Educational Diversity

Original Texts:

  • Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The eightfold path to more effective problem solving. ($36)
  • Cultural Diversity in Schools: From rhetoric to practice. ($35)
  • The Color of Bureaucracy: The politics of equity in multicultural school communities. ($35)

AL$ Implementation-- Two of the 3 texts are available from the Library, adopt for class use. Also I use Reserves for all my required texts.

No. of Students: 10 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $70

Total Savings: $700

 

Rose Marie Kuhn

FREN 5: Conversation

Original Text: Tu sais quoi?! Cours de conversation en francais. ($70)

AL$ Implementation-- Used my own materials and free materials from Project Gutenberg.

No. of Students: 16 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $70

Total Savings: $1,120

 

FREN 2B: French for Communication

Original Text: Transitions: Decouverte du texte litteraire. ($82)

AL$ Implementation-- Used my own materials and free materials from Project Gutenberg.

No. of Students: 10 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $82

Total Savings: $820

 

Michael Shepherd

LING 115: Language, Culture, and Society (3 sections)

Original Text: Language Myths. ($16)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted ebook available from the Library: What is Sociolinguistics.

No. of Students: 100 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $16

Total Savings: $1,600

 

John Beynon

ENGL 150: Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Literature

Original Texts: Various reading texts ($71)

AL$ Implementation-- Replaced all print anthologies and texts with free, online texts available on Gutenberg.org; poetryfoundation.org; pepysediary.com; A Celebration of Women Writers (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/); and johnsonessays.com

No. of Students: 15 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $71

Total Savings: $1,065

 

ENGL 193T: Origins of the English Novel

Original Texts: Various reading texts ($180)

AL$ Implementation-- Replaced all print anthologies and texts with free, online texts available on Gutenberg.org; poetryfoundation.org; pepysediary.com; A Celebration of Women Writers (http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/); and johnsonessays.com

No. of Students: 20 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $180

Total Savings: $3,600

 

Jes Therkelsen

MCJ 112: Audio Production

Original Text: Audio in Media by Stanley Alten ($80)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted ebook: Recording and Producing Audio for Media from the Library.

No. of Students: 24 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $80

Total Savings: $1,920

 

MCJ 177T: Media Entrepreneurship

Original Texts:

  • Complete Film Production Handbook. ($46)
  • Starting a Business All-In-One For Dummies.
  • Fundamentals for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur.
  • Clearance & Copyright:Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television. ($32)

AL$ Implementation-- Used readings/content from Drew University's Copyright Education Resources website and adopted the ebook Fundamentals for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur from the Library.

No. of Students: 18 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $78

Total Savings: $1,404

 

Frederick L. Nelson

NSCI 106: Reigning Theories of Science

Original Texts:

  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
  • The West Without Water.

AL$ Implementation-- Readings in course is replaced from content found online (National Center for Science Education) and Library journals/resources. No longer need a textbook.

No. of Students: 15 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $25

Total Savings: $375

 

Sara Werner Juarez

SPED 179: Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management

Original Texts:

  • Universal design for learning in the classroom: Practical Applications. ($63)
  • UDL now! A teacher's Monday morning guide to implementing common core standards using Universal Design for Learning. ($35)

AL$ Implementation-- Readings/content for course is from the IRIS Center (www.iriscenter.com), Library journals and Universal Design for Learning (http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login)

No. of Students: 23 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $98

Total Savings: $2,254

 

SPED 219: Effective Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

Original Texts:

  • Collaborative Teaming. ($35)
  • Teaching the Children We Fear. ($65)

AL$ Implementation-- Readings/content for course is from the IRIS Center (www.iriscenter.com), Library journals and Universal Design for Learning (http://udltheorypractice.cast.org/login)

No. of Students: 13 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $100

Total Savings: $1,300

 

Carlos Perez

CLAS 114: Mexico and the Southwest 1810-1910

Original Texts:

  • The Course of Mexican History.
  • Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico.
  • Forgotten Dead.

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted ebooks: Forgotten Dead and The History of Mexico from the Library and supplement with journal articles.

No. of Students: 42 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $158

Total Savings: $6,636

 

SSCI 110: California Studies

Original Text: Wherever There's a Fight. ($27)

AL$ Implementation-- Used free websites and Library journal articles on California history and culture.

No. of Students: 43 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $27

Total Savings: $1,161

 

Stephanie Reed

Stephanie Moore Reed

KINES 230: Statistical Inference in Kinesiology

Original Text: Reading Statistics and Research. ($105)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the free ebook: Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study (http://onlinestatbook.com)

No. of Students: 13 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $105

Total Savings: $1,365

 

L-Jay Fine

L-Jay Fine

RA 179: Supervision and Administration in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Original Text: Managing Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services. ($80)

AL$ Implementation-- Used free online resources and author materials. No textbook required.

No. of Students: 20 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $80

Total Savings: $1,600

 

Ida Jones

Ida Jones

BA 88: Public Law Environment of Business

Original Text: Business Law: Principles & Cases in the Legal Environment. ($150)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the opentext: Business Law and the Legal Environment from Saylor Foundation

No. of Students: 28 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $150

Total Savings: $4,200

 

Lolita Araim

MBA 213: Managerial Accounting

Original Text: Managerial Accounting by Hilton ($310)

AL$ Implementation-- Opted for the loose leaf version of the textbook and bundle w/connect for half price.

No. of Students: 20 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $153

Total Savings: $3,060

 

EMBA 213: Managerial Accounting

Original Text: Managerial Accounting by Hilton ($310)

AL$ Implementation-- Opted for the loose leaf version of the textbook and bundle w/connect for half price.

No. of Students: 30 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $153

Total Savings: $4,590

 

Vickie Krenz

Vivki Krenz

PH 213: Health Planning and Program Evaluation

Original Text: Planning, Implementing & Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer. ($156)

AL$ Implementation-- Used the older edition and free online CDC materials (PATCH) and Community Toolbox resources.

No. of Students: 8 in spring 2017

Saving per Student: $156

Total Savings: $1,248

 

PH 109: Epidemiology of Disease

Original Text: Epidemiology 101. ($85)

AL$ Implementation-- Kept the older edition.

No. of Students: 43 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $85

Total Savings: $3,655

 

PH 280: Seminar in Techniques of Health Research

Original Text: ($75)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted a free etext from Scholar Commons of the University of South Florida: Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

No. of Students: 8 in fall 2016

Saving per Student: $75

Total Savings: $600

 

 

2015-16 AL$ Faculty

33 faculty, 41 courses, 1255 students -- Total Student Savings:$131,043

  • Michael Shepherd mshepherd@csufresno.edu
  • Yupeng (Vivien) Luo viluo@csufresno.edu
  • Helda Pinzon-Perez* hpinzonp@csufresno.edu
  • Judith Scott      jscott@csufresno.edu
  • Niken Adisasmito-Smith nadisasmito@csufresno.edu
  • Kimberly Coy*    kcoy@csufresno.edu
  • David Low          dlow@csufresno.edu
  • Yoshiko Takahashi ytakahashi@csufresno.edu
  • Mohammad Rahman* mrahman@csufresno.edu
  • Janice Peterson* japeterson@csufresno.edu
  • Kao-Ly Yang   kayang@csufresno.edu
  • Miguel A. Perez* mperez@csufresno.edu
  • Henry Delcore hdelcore@csufresno.edu
  • Andrea Johnson* anjohnson@csufresno.edu
  • Cathy Yun      cyun@csufresno.edu
  • Lisa Bennett lbennett@csufresno.edu
  • Sara Werner Juarez* swerner@csufresno.edu
  • Dana Powell danac@csufresno.edu
  • Jill Fields    jfields@csufresno.edu
  • Feiyan Chen fchen@csufresno.edu
  • Carlos Perez cperez@csufresno.edu
  • Daniel Bernard* dbernard@csufresno.edu
  • Laura Burke laurab@csufresno.edu
  • Tomoko Kozasa* tkozasa@csufresno.edu
  • Todd Lone         tlone@csufresno.edu
  • Leonel Burgos* lburgos@csufresno.edu
  • Frederick L. Nelson* fnelson@csufresno.edu
  • Gena Lew Gongggong@csufresno.edu
  • Steven Hart* smhart@csufresno.edu
  • Monica Billen mbillen@csufresno.edu
  • Juliet Wahleithner jwahleithner@csufresno.edu
  • Rose Marie Kuhn* rosemk@csufresno.edu
  • Victor Torres* victort@csufresno.edu

* adopted OER materials/textbook - counts for cool4ed grant

Affordable Learning Solutions was given to the college deans as a challenge to encourage their faculty to implement. At the end of spring 2016, the college with the most faculty participating wins $10,000.

Faculty Reports

Juliet Wahleithner

Juliet Wahleithner

LEE 156: Graduate Quantitative Methods and Analysis (2 sections)

Original Texts:

  • Subjects Matter: Every Teacher’s Guide to Content-Area Reading. ($19)
  • Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide. ($28)

AL$ Implementation-- Used Library articles and had supplemental readings available through Blackboard. Also adopted the older edition of the text:Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms. ($1)

No. of Students: 45 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $46

Total Savings: $2,070

LEE 180T: Writing in the K-8 Classroom

Original Text: Teaching this course for the first time therefore using standard text for base cost. ($60)

AL$ Implementation-- Used Library articles and had supplemental readings available through Blackboard.

No. of Students: 23 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $60

Total Savings: $1,380

 

Victor Torres

victor torres

CLAS 160: Sex, Race, and Class in American Society

Original Text: Racial & Ethnic Relations in America. ($170)

AL$ Implementation-- Organized a reader from various free/OER sources (internet, Library resources--JSTOR).

No. of Students: 42 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $170

Total Savings: $7,140

 

Rose Marie Kuhn

Rose Marie Khun

FREN 109: French Literature, Culture, and Society from the Middle Ages to Today (2 sections)

Original Text: $120

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials I developed and wrote. Also supplemented readings from Project Gutenberg.

No. of Students: 59 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $120

Total Savings: $7080

FREN 113: French Poetry

Original Text: $120

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials I developed and wrote. Also supplemented readings from Project Gutenberg.

No. of Students: 11 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $120

Total Savings: $1,320

 

Daniel Bernard

Daniel Bernard

COMM 166: Communication Research Methods

Original Text: Straight talk about communication research methods. ($76)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted OER textbook:Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices at http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/oa_textbooks/3/

No. of Students: 26 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $76

Total Savings: $1,976

 

Carlos Perez

CLAS 114: Mexico and the Southwest (1810-1910)

Original Texts:

  • Course of Mexican History. ($82)
  • Forgotten Dead. ($39)
  • Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico. ($32)

AL$ Implementation-- 2 of the 3 required texts were available from the Library (ebook).

No. of Students: 41 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $71

Total Savings: $2,911

 

Janice Peterson

dr. peterson

ECON 50: Principles of Macroeconomics

Original Text: Frank & Bernanke's Principles of Macroeconomics. ($182)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted the OpenStax Principles of Macroeconomics, bundled with Sapling Learning's on-line homework system. ($41)

No. of Students: 82 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $141

Total Savings: $11,562

 

Yoshiko Takahashi

Takahashi

CRIM 204: Graduate Quantitative Methods and Analysis

Original Text: Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology.($204)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted ebook from the Library (Sage research methods texts):Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS.

No. of Students: 15 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $204

Total Savings: $3,060

 

Feiyan Chen

Feiyan Chen

CI 171: Understanding the Learner, Instructional Design and Assessment

Original Texts:

  • Educational Psychology. ($69)
  • Models of Teaching. ($150)

AL$ Implementation-- Used journal articles from the Library and book chapters from different sources (via Blackboard) to replace text books.

No. of Students: 36 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $219

Total Savings: $7,884

 

Mohammad Rahman

Mohammad

PH 152T: Utilization of Healthcare Resources

Original Text: Essentials of Health. ($75)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted an OER text (Economics) from Boundless and a free textbook (Kindle) that is offered by Amazon.

No. of Students: 35 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $75

Total Savings: $2,625

 

Kao-Ly Yang

Kaoly Yang

FREN 160T: Selected Topics in French Studies

Original Text: $150

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials developed and wrote by Dr. Khun, JSTOR articles and readings from Project Gutenberg.

No. of Students: 11 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $150

Total Savings: $1,650

HMONG 4: Beginning Literacy for Hmong Speakers

Original Texts:

  • Literacy and Literature in Hmong + lab workbook (unpublished so students can use without paying $100)
  • Hmong Grammar (unpublished so students can use without paying $100)

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials I developed and wrote. Literacy and Literature in Hmong is free via Blackboard. Students pay only for printing cost ($14) at bookstore for Hmong Grammar.

No. of Students: 15 in fall 2015 & 14 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $186

Total Savings: $5,394

HMONG 100: Intermediate Reading and Composition

Original Texts:

  • Life in Hmong Literature. Thaum Dab Neeg Qhia Yus Sau lub Neej + lab workbook (unpublished so students can use without paying $80)
  • Hmong Grammar (unpublished so students can use without paying $100)

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials I developed and wrote. Life in Hmong Literature is free via Blackboard. Students pay only for printing cost ($14) at bookstore for Hmong Grammar.

No. of Students: 18 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $166

Total Savings: $2,988

HMONG 101: Advanced Reading and Composition

Original Texts:

  • Hmong Beliefs, Culture, Society, and History through Literature+ lab workbook (unpublished so students can use without paying $150)
  • Hmong Grammar (unpublished so students can use without paying $100)

AL$ Implementation-- Used materials I developed and wrote. Hmong Beliefs, Culture, Society ... is free via Blackboard. Students pay only for printing cost ($14) at bookstore for Hmong Grammar.

No. of Students: 8 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $236

Total Savings: $1,888

 

Monica Billen

Monica Billen

LEE 232: Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Original Texts:

  • Designing Early Literacy Programs: Differentiated Instruction in Preschool and Kindergarten. ($30)
  • Literacy's Beginnings: Supporting Young Readers and Writers. ($130)
  • Early Spelling: From Convention to Creativity. ($60)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted e-journal articles from the Library and a required text for only $5.

No. of Students: 15 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $215

Total Savings: $3,225

LEE 177: Teaching Reading and the Arts in Grades K-3

Original Text: Classrooms That Work: They can All Read and Write. ($45)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted e-journal articles from the Library.

No. of Students: 26 in spring 2016

Saving per Student: $45

Total Savings: $1,170

 

Jill Fields

Jill Fields

HIST 100: Research Methods

Original Text: Women in Modern American: A Brief History. ($58)

AL$ Implementation-- Library e-journal articles and selected chapters of books housed in Blackboard. Also on reserved (in the Library) supplemental readings.

No. of Students: 25 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $58

Total Savings: $1,450

 

Niken Adisasmito-Smith

LING 132: Linguistics and Reading

Original Text: The Study of Language. ($32)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted ebook (ebrary collection) from the Library: Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication.

No. of Students: 48 in fall 2015

Saving per Student: $32

Total Savings: $1,536

 

Sara Werner Juarez

sara werner

SPED 158: Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Secondary Settings (2 sections)

Original Text: Including Adolescents with Disabilities in General Education Classroom. ($127)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted the free web text, UDL: Theory & Practice at http://www.cast.org/our-work/publications/2014/universal-design-learning-theory-practice-udl-meyer.html#.VjE2vytcL9p

Also used Library journal articles and free websites to supplement.

No. of Students: 50 in spring 2016

Saving per student: $90

Total Savings: $6,350

 

Steven Hart

steven hart

LEE 224: Assessment & Development of Reading Abilities

Original Texts:

  • Intervention Strategies to Follow Informal Reading Inventory Assessment: So What Do I Do Now? ($30)
  • Analytical Reading Inventory: Comprehensive Standards-Based Assessment for All Students Including Gifted and Remedial. ($86)
  • An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. ($35)

AL$ implementation-- Used journal articles from the Library and open-source literacy assessment tools.

No. of Students: 30 in spring 2016

Saving per student: $151

Total Savings: $4,530

 

Judith Scott

Judith Scott

COMM 08: Group Communication (3 sections)

Original Text: Communicating in Groups. ($178)

AL$ implementation-- Used older edition ($30) instead of moving to the new version.

No. of Students: 77 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $147

Total Savings: $11,319

 

David Low

David Low

LEE 156: Content Area Language and Literacy Instruction

Original Text: Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms. ($143)

AL$ implementation-- Use older edition ($15) instead of moving to the new version. Also used Library journal articles and free websites to supplement.

No. of Students: 25 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $128

Total Savings: $3,200

 

Gena Lew Gong

Gena Gong

Univ 20T: Writing for College Success

Original Text: Your College Experience: Strategies for Success. ($66)

AL$ implementation-- Used older edition ($6) instead of moving to the latest edition.

No. of Students: 27 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $60

Total Savings: $1,620

 

Kimberly Coy

Kimberly Coy

SPED 136: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities - Online

Original Texts:

  • Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice. ($60)
  • UDL Now!: A Teacher's Monday Morning Guide to Implementing Common Core Standards using Universal Design for Learning. ($30)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted the free web text, UDL: Theory & Practice at http://www.cast.org/our-work/publications/2014/universal-design-learning-theory-practice-udl-meyer.html#.VjE2vytcL9p

Also used Library journal articles, YouTube videos, UDL Twitter Chats, etc.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2016

Saving per student: $90

Total Savings: $2,250

SPED 179: Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management

Original Texts:

  • Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice. ($60)
  • UDL Now!: A Teacher's Monday Morning Guide to Implementing Common Core Standards using Universal Design for Learning. ($30)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted the free web text, UDL: Theory & Practiceat http://www.cast.org/our-work/publications/2014/universal-design-learning-theory-practice-udl-meyer.html#.VjE2vytcL9p

Also used Library journal articles, YouTube videos, UDL Twitter Chats, etc.

No. of Students: 25 in spring 2016

Saving per student: $90

Total Savings: $2,250

 

Lisa Bennett

Dr. Lisa Bennett

LEE 177: Teaching Reading and The Arts K-3

Original Texts:

  • A Survival Guide: English only teachers in mixed-language classrooms. ($21)
  • Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching reading and writing in pre-kindergarten through grade 4. ($135)

AL$ implementation-- Replace texts with journal articles from the Library and OER materials online.

No. of Students: 12 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $156

Total Savings: $1,872

 

Laura Burke

dr burke

LING 111W: Academic Writing Workshop

Original Text: Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers. ($69)

AL$ implementation-- Added the e-text rental option. ($29)

No. of Students: 23 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $40

Total Savings: $920

 

Frederick L. Nelson

Frederick Nelson

CI 161: Methods and Materials for Teaching Secondary Science

Original Text: Teaching Secondary School Science: Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy. ($93)

AL$ implementation-- Replace text with e-journal articles from the Library (The Science Teacher) and texts available for free from National Academies Press (A Framework for K-12 Science Education).

No. of Students: 22 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $93

Total Savings: $2,046

 

Leonel Burgos

Leonel Burgos

University 1: Key to College Success (3 sessions)

Original Text: Keys to College Success Compact. ($66)

AL$ implementation--Used free (websites) and OER materials instead of text.

  • http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_LDR.htm
  • http://www.d.umn.edu/kmc/student/loon/acad/strat

No. of Students: 67 in fall 2015

Savings per student: $66

Total Savings: $4,422

 

Todd Lone

Dr. Todd A. Lone

AGBS 160: Agricultural Marketing Analysis

Original Text: The Agricultural Marketing System. ($50)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted an ebook from the Library. Marketing Plans: How to Prepare Them, How to Use Them.

No. of Students: 54 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $50

Total Savings: $2,700

 

Helda Pinzon-Perez

dr pinzon-perez

PH 135: Introduction to Human Disease

Original Text: Human Diseases: A Systematic Approach. ($64)

AL$Implementation-- Adopted OER text Anatomy and Physiology from OpenStax College.

No. of Students: 46 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $64

Total Savings: $2,944

 

Cathy Yun

cathy yun

LEE 148: Integrated Curriculum

Original Texts:

  • Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum: The Common Core State Standards Edition. ($37)
  • Creating a Classroom Culture that Supports the Common Core: Teaching Questioning, Conversation Techniques, and Other Essential Skills. ($30)

AL$Implementation-- Adopted 2 ebooks from the Library (ebrary collection).

  • Understanding by Design.
  • The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-quality Units.

No. of Students: 11 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $67

Total Savings: $737

CI 285: Seminar in Advanced Educational Psychology

Original Text: Theories of Human Development. ($90)

AL$ Implementation-- Encouraged students to get the Kindle ($66) version of the book.

No. of Students: 20 in fall 2015

Savings per student: $24

Total savings: $480

 

Michael Shepherd

dr shepherd

LING 10: Introduction to Language

Original Text: The Study of Language. ($32)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted an ebook from the Library. Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication.

No. of Students: 29 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $32

Total Savings: $928

 

Dana Powell

Dana Powell

SPED 125: Positive Behavior and Social Supports

Original Text: Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom. ($72)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted journal readings from the Library and free websites, used the IRIS online modules on Behavior and Classroom Management at:http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/iris-resource-locator/

Also use guidelines I prepared myself.

No. of Students: 12 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $72

Total Savings: $864

 

Tomoko Kozasa

dr kozasa

JPAN 100: Advanced Japanese

Original Text: Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning through Content and Multimedia. ($50)

AL$ Implementation-- Put the printed text on reserved at the Library. Adopted the free ebook Pre-Advanced Japanese from http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/1/for the course.

No. of Students: 10 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $50

Total Savings: $500

 

Miguel A. Perez

dr. perez

PH 208: Health Promotion

Original Text: Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion. ($80)

AL$Implementation-- Decided to use free resources (articles, reports, pamphlets, etc.) from the World Health Organization website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

No. of students: 14 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $80

Total Savings: $1,120

 

Andrea Johnson

Johnson

HIST 11: American History to 1877

Original Texts:

  • Created Equal. ($149)
  • The History Workbook. ($120)

AL$ Implementation--Using a McGraw program now ($134), the free OpenStax book (U.S. History) that I adopted is replacing The History Workbook and filling in holes from the McGraw program.

No. of Students: 40 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $135

Total Savings: $5,400

 

Henry Delcore

dr delcore

ANTH 100: Concepts and Applications

Original Texts:

  • Waorani: The Contexts of Violence and War. ($54)
  • YemenChronicle: An Anthropology of War and Mediation. ($12)
  • The Human Potential for Peace:An Anthropological Challenge to Assumptions about War and Violence. ($105)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted 2 ebooks from the Library (ebrary collection) for the course.

  • Militarizing Culture: Essays on the Warfare State.
  • Beyond War: the Human Potential for Peace.

No. of Students: 32 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $171

Total Savings: $5,472

 

Vivien Luo

Vivien Luo

CM 177: Sustainable Construction

Original Text: Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery. ($90)

AL$Implementation-- Text was available from the Library (ebrary collection). Adopted for the course.

No. of Students: 9 in fall 2015

Saving per student: $90

Total Savings: $810

 

2014-15 AL$ Faculty

12 Faculty, 15 courses, 420 students -- Total Student Savings: $41,595

  • Jes Therkelsen* jtherkelsen@csufresno.edu
  • Ojoung Kwon okwon@csufresno.edu
  • Mary Paul* mpaul@csufresno.edu
  • Ming Li                mingli@csufresno.edu
  • Robert D. Maldonado robertma@csufresno.edu
  • Hong Ni         hongni@csufresno.edu
  • Brad Hyatt bhyatt@csufresno.edu
  • Christian Wandeler* cwandeler@csufresno.edu
  • Lizhu Davis lidavis@csufresno.edu
  • Bradley Hart* brhart@csufresno.edu
  • Kathleen Godfrey kgodfrey@csufresno.edu
  • Patrick Berends pberends@csufresno.edu

* adopted OER materials/textbook

Affordable Learning Solutions was incorporated into the President’s Tablet Program as a “Discovery Tools” presentation-- an option that all tablet faculty are encouraged to explore and implement.

Faculty Reports

Jes Therkelsen

dr. therkelsen

MCJ 17: Photo Journalism

Original Text: Photography 11th edition. ($103)

AL$ implementation--Older editions of the book have not changed significantly since the 6th edition. Therefore, students were allowed to purchase older editions of the textbook ($57) from second hand sources like eBay or online bookstores. All other readings are provided as internet links on Blackboard.

No. of Students: 24 in spring 2015

Savings per student: $46

Total Savings: $1,104

MCJ 116: Advanced Video Production

Original Text: Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video 5th edition. ($55)

AL$ implementation--Reworked the structure of the lessons and reading assignments to no longer need the textbook. Students are given internet articles to read as well as handouts, and lecture notes produced by the instructor.

No. of Students: 10 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $55

Total Savings: $550

 

Robert D. Maldonado

dr maldonado

PHIL 32H: Life, Death, and Afterlife

Original Texts:

  • Plato. ($9)
  • Bhagavad Gita. ($7)
  • The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America. ($29)

AL$ implementation-- Decided to use e-book formats (kindle) of the texts. Also added online resources and journal articles from the Library.

  • Plato. ($5 kindle)
  • Bhagavad Gita. ($5 kindle)
  • Bible. (online, free)
  • Bosworth, The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America. ($10 kindle)

No. of Students: 17 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $25

Total Savings: $425

PHIL 165T: J.R.R. Tolkien and his Critics

Original Texts:

  • Lord of the Rings. ($12)
  • Silmarillion. ($12)

AL$ Implementation-- Rather than using an anthology, decided to construct my own course reader/anthology and use e-books (kindle).

  • Lord of the Rings. ($5 kindle)
  • Silmarillion. ($8 kindle)

No. of Students: 20 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $11

Total Savings: $220

 

Lizhu Davis

dr Davis

FM 134: Fashion Retail Buying

Original Text: Merchandising Mathematics for Retailing 5th ed. ($93)

AL$ Implementation-- Review the text again and decided to keep/use the older edition ($12-- 4th ed)

No. of Students: 7 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $81

Total Savings: $567

 

Christian Wandeler

Christian Wandeler

ERE 158: Educational Statistics

Original Text: Using Statistics to make educational decisions. ($100)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted OER text Introductory Statistics from OpenStax College.

No. of Students: 25 in summer 2015

Saving per student: $100

Total Savings: $2,500

 

Mary Paul

mary paul

ENGL 5A/5B: Academic Literacy I & II

Original Texts:

  • From Inquiry to Academic Writer Reader. ($80)
  • A Writer's Reference. ($75)
  • From Inquiry to Academic Writing: a practical guide. ($36)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted Writing Spaces: Readings on Writings Volume One (http://writingspaces.org/volume1) Free to students!

No. of Students: 97 in fall 2014

Saving per student: $191

Total Savings: $18,527

 

Bradley Hart

Bradley

MCJ 174: Media Ethics

Original Text: Media Ethics: Issues and Cases. ($107)

AL$ Implementation-- Decided to use OER materials and free websites as the main text for course.

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Professional organization websites.
  • Current events news coverage.

No. of Students: 41 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $107

Total Savings: $4,387

 

Kathleen Godfrey

dr godfrey

ENGL 131: Literacy Studies

Original Texts: Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research. ($41)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted 2 free ebooks from the ebrary collection from the Library.

  • New Literacies: everyday practices and social learning.
  • Literacy Research: a methodological framework.

No. of Students: 10 in fall 2014

Saving per student: $41

Total Savings: $410

 

Brad Hyatt

dr hyatt

CM 20: Construction Contracts & Specifications

Original Text: Understanding and Negotiating Construction Contracts. ($61)

AL$ Implementation-- Adopted 2 free ebooks from the ebrary collection from the Library.

  • Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects, and Contractors.
  • Construction Specifications Practice Guide.

No. of Students: 20 in fall 2014

Saving per student: $61

Total Savings: $1,220

 

Ming Li

Dr. Ming Li

CSCI 40: Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving

Original Text: $57

AL$ Implementation-- Went with an interactive programming web-native textbook from zyBooks. ($30)

No. of students: 59 in fall 2014

Saving per student: $27

Total Savings: $727

 

Hong Ni

Hong Ni Psych 279

PSYCH 279: Consultation and Supervision in School Psychology

Original Text: School Consultation: conceptual and empirical bases of practice. ($38)

AL$ Implementation-- Text was available from Library (ebrary collection). Adopted for the course (free to students!).

No. of students: 10 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $38

Total Savings: $380

PSYCH 282: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy

Original Text: Evidence-based Xchool Mental Health Services: affect education, emotion regulation training, and cognitive behavior therapy by Macklem. ($114)

AL$ Implementation-- Text was available from Library (ebrary collection). Adopted for the course (free to students!).

No. of students: 10 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $114

Total Savings: $1,440

 

Patrick Berends

dr berends

AGBS 122: Agricultural Cooperatives

Original Text: Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy (or similar text for the course, $99).

AL$ Implementation-- Created a PowerPoint presentation to use as the main text of the course. Supplemented with free USDA publications.

No. of students: 22 in fall 2014

Saving per student: $99

Total Savings: $2,178

 

Ojoung Kwon

Ojoung Kwon

IS 51: Programming Fundamentals

Original Text: Starting Out With Visual Basic 2012. ($150)

AL$ Implementation-- Compared the current textbook with older editions (2008, 2010) and found the contents of the 3 editions almost identical. Students are to use/buy older editions from online stores ($5).

No. of students: 48 in spring 2015

Saving per student: $145

Total Savings: $6,960

 

 

2013-14 AL$ Faculty

9 Faculty, 14 courses, 625 students -- Total Student Savings:$36,418

  • Tracy Stuntz tstuntz@csufresno.edu
  • Annabella Espana-Najera aespanajera@csufresno.edu
  • SherriLynn Colby-Bottle slcobybottle@csufresno.edu
  • Arun Nambiar* anambiar@csufresno.edu
  • Melissa Jordine mjordine@csufresno.edu
  • Cristina Herrera cherrera@csufresno.edu
  • Paula Durette* pdurette@csufresno.edu
  • John Beynon jbeynon@csufresno.edu
  • Gregg Dion gdion@csufresno.edu

* adopted OER materials/textbook

Affordable Learning Solutions was a Faculty Learning Community, meeting twice a semester (fall and spring) for 2 hours.

Faculty Reports

Arun Nambiar

IT 148 - Project Management and Control

Original Text: Project Management: the managerial approach by Erik Larson. ($185)

AL$ implementation-- Adopted 3 Free open-source textbooks from MERLOT

No. of students: 35 in spring 2014

Saving per student: $185

 Total Savings: $6,475

 

IT 106 - Energy Conversion and Utilization

Original Text: Energy Power and Transportation Technology by Litowitz and Brown. ($72)

AL$ implementation-- No textbook, instructor compiled his lecture notes from variety of sources and made them available to students in Bb in accessible PDF format.

No. of students: 24 in fall 2013

Saving per student: $72

Total Savings: $1,728

 

IT 184 - Advanced Manufacturing Technology

AL$ implementation-- No textbook, using instructor-compiled materials.

No. of students: 29 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $70

Total Savings: $2,030

 

Melissa Jordine

HIST 140 - The Holocaust

Original Texts:

  • The Holocaust:  Roots, History and Aftermath by David Crowe.  ($40)
  • Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. ($12)
  • The Holocaust by Bullets. ($12)

AL$ implementation-- Eliminated the textbook & replaced it with readings posted on Blackboard and added two additional background lectures.

The two remaining books: Allowed students to use older/used editions, and/or kindle editions.

  • Ordinary Men. ($3)
  • The Holocaust by Bullets ($8)

No. of students: 40 in spring 2014

Saving per student: $53

Total Savings:

 

Paula Durette

ART 180 - 3D Digital Art

Original Text: The Art of Maya by Autodesk Press (out of print).

There are used versions but the old version is too out of date to continue using. I was to replace the out of print book with two other books that would cover both the content and technical of the course that a single book had provided.

  • Animation by Andrew Shelby ($26)
  • Autodesk Maya Essentials by Autodesk Press ($35)

Cost for both texts: $61 per student

AL$ implementation-- Decided to make e-book chapters for content and utilized online resources from Autodesk for the technical portions. The e-book chapters were available for download on Blackboard and can be read using kindle reader or just about every digital devices. The online links to Autodesks technical information were listed in the syllabus.

No. of students: 24 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $61

Total Savings: $1,464

 

John Beynon

ENGL 194T - Restoration & 18th Century British Women Writers

Original Text: All required reading texts for the class $200.

AL$ implementation-- Found free digital editions of many of my texts through websites like Project Gutenberg, HathiTrust Digital Library, and Poetry Foundation

No. of students: 17 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $100

Total Savings:

 

ENGL 178 - Lesbian & Gay Literature

Original Text: $35

AL$ implementation-- Used the free copy in the Library's ebrary collection.

No. of students: 21 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $35

Total Savings: $735

 

Gregg Dion

DRAMA 163 - Dramatic Literature

Original Text: The textbook for the course used to be an anthology. ($100)

AL$ implementation-- Discovered some titles in the Library's e-book collections, and began using older reprints matching the style and translations of public domain digital versions by Project Gutenberg.

No. of students: 63 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $45

Most important: I prefer to leave my course schedule tentatively open for the last week of the semester. Generally, this allows time to catch up if we get behind schedule (for example, if the instructor is hospitalized during the semester), and it can also be an opportunity to do more office consultations at the end of a term. This spring, my tentative plan is to add one more play to the reading list in this last week by collectively using a digital play from the Library's ebrary collection --without having to commit to this agenda in advance or add this title to the bookstore order. This kind of flexibility is very much enhanced by the availability of the library's multi-user electronic texts.

 Total Savings:

 

Cristina Herrera

CLAS 162 - Chicana Women

Original Texts: $128

  • Borderlands.
  • Chicana Feminist Thought. 
  • Desert Blood: Juarez Murders. 
  • Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness. 

AL$ implementation-- Allowed students to use older editions of all the required texts.

No. of students: 7 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $31

Total Savings: $217

 

Tracy Stuntz

COMM 1 - Public Speaking

Original Text: A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by O'Hair. ($41)

AL$ implementation-- Gave students the option to buy used and the digital version.

No. of students: 60 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $21

Total Savings:

 

COMM 8 -Group Discussion

Original Text: Communicating in Groups by Adams. ($143)

AL$ implementation-- Gave students the option to buy used and the digital version.

No. of students: 30 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $64

Note: Switched both classes to online Bb quizzes. Eliminate the use of scantrons. Savings per student: $1

Total Savings:

 

SherriLynn Colby-Bottel

ANTH 30 - Critical Thinking

Original Text: Critical Thinking by Moore. ($124 new)

AL$ implementation-- Worked with publisher to use the loose leaf edition (w/ online access to book's supplementary materials) $90

No. of students: 200 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $34

Total Savings: $6,800

 

Annabella Espana-Najera

CLAS 170 - Latin American Studies

Original Text: Latin America: An Interpretive History (hardcover) by Burns ($112)

AL$ implementation-- Worked with Pearson to create a bundled package (text + Pearson MWL code) $72. Also gave students the option to buy used edition ($54) or rental ($27) and incorporated many library academic articles into the course.

Note: If students went with used or rental of the text, students must purchase the $22 Pearson MWL code.

No. of students: 40 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $40

Total Savings: $1,600

 

CLAS 30 - Critical Thinking

Original Text: Good Arguments: An Intro to Critical Thinking by Missimer ($106)

AL$ implementation-- Worked with Pearson to create a bundled package (text + Pearson MWL code) $91. Also gave students the option to buy used edition ($68) or rental ($34) and incorporated many library academic articles into the course.

Note: If students went with used or rental of the text, students must purchase the $22 Pearson MWL code.

No. of students: 10 in spring 2014

Saving per student: $15

Total Savings: $150

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