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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

 in progress....

Kevin Capehart* kcapehart@csufresno.edu

Arturo Amaro       aamaro@csufresno.edu 

Lalita Oka        loka@csufresno.edu 

Dean Davis     dedavis@csufresno.edu

Justine McAlpine     jmcalpin@csufresno.edu   

Alison Mandaville   amandaville@csufresno.edu

De Anna Reese        dreese@csufresno.edu

Selena Van Horn*     svanhorn@csufresno.edu

Jeff Brueggemann*               jbrueggemann@csufresno.edu

Enid Perez        enperez@csufresno.edu

Meta Schettler     mschettl@csufresno.edu

Victoria Malko*     vmalko@csufresno.edu

* adopted OER materials/textbook - counts for AB 798 grant

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

 

Faculty Reports

Jeff Brueggemann

Jeff Brueggemann

BA175: 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: 28 in fall 2016

Saving per Student:  $309

Total Savings: $8,652

 

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

Original Text: ($75)

AL$ Implementation-- I make digital copies of the books available on Blackboard. For those wanting hard copies, I order the books bundled for a lesser price than purchasing them separately.

No. of Students: 60 in fall 2016

Saving per Student:  $75

Total Savings: $4,500

 

Meta L. Schettler

Dr. 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 chapts 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

Dr. Mandaville

ENGL 105: Introduction to Literary Analysis

Original Texts:  ($50)

AL$ Implementation-- Changed the format of one book to electronic ($9) and found the other on the web (free!).

No. of Students: 25 in fall 2016

Saving per Student:  $41

Total Savings: $1025

 

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

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: 80 in fall 2016

Saving per Student:  $113

Total Savings: $9,040

 

De Anna Reese

Dr. 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

 

Dean Davis

FM 133: Textile/Apparel Economics

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

AL$ Implementation-- Keeping the 2nd edition ($40) instead of moving to the latest (3rd).

No. of Students:  in spring 2017

Saving per Student:  $

Total Savings: $

 

Selena Van Horn

 Dr. 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-- Using Madden 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-- Adopt OpenStax textbook: U.S. History

No. of Students: 43 in spring 2017

Saving per Student:  $121

Total Savings: $5,203

 

 

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 Nelson*             fnelson@csufresno.edu  

Gena Lew Gong
ggong@csufresno.edu

Steven Hart*   smhart@csufresno.edu

Monica Billen mbillen@mail.fresnostate.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: $2070

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: $1380

 

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: $7140

 

Rose Marie Kuhn

Rose Marie Khun

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

Original Texts: $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 Texts:  $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: $1320

 

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: $1976

 

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: $2911

 

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: $11562

 

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: $3060

 

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: $7884

 

Mohammad Rahman

 Mohammad

PH 152T: Utilization of Healthcare Resources

Original Texts: 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: $2625

 

Kao-Ly Yang

Kaoly Yang

FREN 160T:  Selected Topics in French Studies

Original Texts: $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: $1650

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: $5394

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: $2988

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: $1888

 

 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: $3225

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: $1170

 

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: $1450

 

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: $1536

 

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: $6350

 

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: $4530

 

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: $3200

 

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: $1620

 

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: $2250

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 & 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: $2250

 

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: $1872

 

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 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: $2046

 

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: $2700

 

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:  $2944

 

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:  $1120

 

Andrea Johnson

Johnson

HIST 11: American History to 1877

Original Text: 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: $5400

 

Henry Delcore

dr delcore

Anth 100: Concepts and Applications

Original Texts: 

  • Waorani: The Contexts of Violence and War. ($54) 
  • Yemen Chronicle: 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: $5472

 

Vivien Luo

 Vivien Luo

CM177: 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: $41,959

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: Photojournalism

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

Philosophy 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

Philosophy 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

ENGL5A/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@csufreano.edu

John Beynon
jbeynon@csufresno.edu

Gregg Dion
ghion@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 Textbook: Project Management: the managerial approach by Erik Larson $185

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

No. of students: 25 in fall 2013 and 35 in spring 2014

Saving per student: $185

IT106 - Energy Conversion and Utilization

Original Textbook: 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

IT184 - Advanced Manufacturing Technology

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

No. of students: 29 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $70

Melissa Jordine

History 140 - The Holocaust

Original Textbook: The Holocaust: Roots, History and Aftermath by David Crowe ($34 used, $48 new)

Other Required Materials:

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland ($12 used, $16 new)

The Holocaust by Bullets ($12 used, $17 new)

Cost per students: $58 to $81

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 used/older editions, $9 kindle)

The Holocaust by Bullets ($8 used/older editions, $8 kindle)

No. of students: 40 in spring 2014

Saving per student: $47 to $64

Paula Durette

ART 180 - 3D Digital Art

Original Textbook: 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

John Beynon

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

All required printed texts for the class would have cost a student anywhere between $190.00 to $250.00.

AL$ implementation-- Found free digital editions of many of my texts through websites like Project Gutenberg, HathiTrust Digital Library, and Poetry Foundation. Students spent between $84 and $128.00 (depending on whether they chose to buy digital or print editions).

No. of students: 17 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $62 to $165

ENGL 178 - Lesbian & Gay Literature

Original Required Text: $35

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

No. of students: 21 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $35

Gregg Dion

DRAMA 163 - Dramatic Literature

The textbook for the course used to be an anthology. The recent edition is close to 1900 pages, weighing approximately 40 lbs (or seems like it), with over 60 plays in a miniscule font on onionskin paper. Cost: $110

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.

Assigned: 12 plays

2 Dover Thrift editions ($2)

note: both texts were also available free on Project Gutenberg

7 books were Dramatists PlayService ($8 new, $6 used)

note: 2 of the 7 books were available at the Library, e-book

1 very new title ($15)

note: also available at the Library, e-book

2 from Samuel French ($10 new, $8 used)

No. of students: 63 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $15 to $33

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.

Cristina Herrera

CLAS 162 - Chicana Women

Original Required texts:

Borderlands ($15 used, $20 new)

Chicana Feminist Thought ($44 used, $58 new)

Desert Blood: Juarez Murders ($19 used, $25 new)

Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness ($19 used, $25 new)

Cost per student: $128

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

No. of students: 7 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $31

Tracy Stuntz

COMM 1 - Public Speaking

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

AL$ implementation-- Gave students the option to buy used ($31), rental ($15), or e-book ($20)

No. of students: 60 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $10 (used), $26 (rental), $21 (e-book)

COMM 8 -Group Discussion

Original Textbook: Communicating in Groups by Adams ($143 new)

AL$ implementation-- Gave students the option to buy used ($108), rental ($47), or e-book ($80)

No. of students: 30 in spring 2014

Savings per student: $35 (used), $96 (rental), $63 (e-book)

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

SherriLynn Colby-Bottel

ANTH 30 - Critical Thinking

Original Textbook: 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

Annabella Espana-Najera

CLAS 170 - Latin American Studies

Original Textbook: 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

CLAS 30 - Critical Thinking

Original Textbook: Good Arguments: An Intro to Critical Thinking byMissimer $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

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