Cal poly pomona*s affordable learning initiative

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Welcome Featured Faculty - Thank you for joining us!
About ALI
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ALI (which is the acronym for the Affordable
Learning Initiative) is a Cal Poly Pomona’s initiative
to make textbooks more affordable for students
We recognize the faculty that help us move toward
more affordable alternatives of quality course
materials
ALI is successful because of the efforts from our Cal
Poly Pomona faculty, staff, and administration
This program aids in our compliance with HEOA
What YOU are doing…
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Using Quality Alternative Resources such as:
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E-Books
Bronco Copy N’ Mail
Library Reserve or E-Reserve
Online and Open Sources Material (e.g., Merlot and Open
Courseware)
Posting materials on Blackboard
Utilizing full text materials from the library’s databases, ebook
collections, and ejournals
Turning in your course materials requisitions on time to the
Bronco Bookstore
Providing information to be featured on our ALI website
The Power of Your Participation
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All colleges at Cal Poly Pomona have participated
in the Affordable Learning Initiative endeavor
Bookstore has saved students $2,464,277 so far
You help students in more ways than one. Hear what
some students are saying  "Some
people can't afford the textbooks so they go
through the quarter without any textbook - and that
quarter is a lot tougher.“-Alex, ECE major
What Our Students Are Saying…
“I would use eBooks. I think they would be easier to use and to do homework
with.” – Annette, Kinesiology
“EBooks help me because I have to pay for rent and food so that money I saved
helped me go towards that.” –Alyssa, Economics (graduate student)
“I wish it was offered more by my teachers.” –Kevin, Entertainment Marketing
“More spending more stress, less spending less stress.” – Andrew, Philosophy
“You won't stress about working to get more money to pay everything off.”
–Alex, Electrical Engineering
"The library reserve is great when I'm on campus and don't want to carry my
book to school. I can check it out and study or do homework for a while.“
–Kim, Architecture
We have Participation from All Colleges
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College of Agriculture
College of Business Administration
College of Education and Integrative Studies
College of Engineering
College of Environmental Design
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and the
College of Science
2011-2012 Featured Faculty
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Ruth Ahn
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Jack Fong
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RoseAnn A’Jontue
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Rebecca Franko
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Lori Barker
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Juliana Fuqua
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Paul Beardsley
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Hollie Gelberg
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Victoria Bhavsar
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Berit Givens
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Brandon Brown
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Patricia Hale
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Bonny Burns-Whitmore
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Paivi Hoikkala
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Maureen Burton
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Greg Hunter
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J. Arlo Caine
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Richard Hyslop
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Henry Co
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Brian Johnson
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Jeff Cravello
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Sandy Kapoor
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Farouk Darweesh
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Javad Kashefinejad
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Patricia de Freitas
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Mitsuo Kobayashi
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Sylvian Castel de Oro
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John Korey
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Sandy Dixon
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Carsten Lange
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Sandra Emerson
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Bangtam Le
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Ann Englert
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Lianlian Lin
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Lloyd Ferguson
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Karen Linton
2011-2012 Featured Faculty
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Eugene Lipovetsky
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Olukemi Sawyerr
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Iris Louis
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Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman
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Leopoldo Lovelace
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Susan Siaw
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Jesus Magana
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Peter Siegel
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Jorge Martinez
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Vernon Snyder
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Samira Matta
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Louise Soe
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Ioana Mihaila
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Barry Soroka
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Maria Nunez
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Laurie Starkey
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Linda L Olson
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Jennifer Switkes
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Alison Pearlman
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Ryan Szypowski
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Chari Pradel
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Bonnie Thorne
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Alan Radnitz
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Jose Vadi
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Renford Reese
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Eileen Wallis
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Abdul Sadat
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Cheryl Wyrick
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William Saravia
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Gregory Young
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George Sarraf
A Few Faces of Our “Featured Faculty”
Faculty Comments
Dr. Bonny Burns-Whitmore is assisting
her students in the struggle to find affordable
texts. How? By using an ebook for her
graduate class and taking advantage of
Blackboard to post lab manuals for her
undergraduate classes.
Human Nutrition & Food Science
Not only is Dr. Burns-Whitmore helping
her students save money on the cost of
textbooks, but her approach is also increasing
their success in learning.
Faculty Comments
Finance Real Estate & Law
Dr. N. Gregory Young recognizes the
concerns surrounding the textbook affordability
issues. In his FRL 426 course, he informs his students
that although the American publisher of his required
text charges about $200, there is also “a nearlyidentical international edition of the same book
available online at a fraction of the price.”
Despite his assistance in helping students save
money he is still humble as he states, “I should do more
towards the promotion of textbook affordability, and
in the future I strive to do so.”
Faculty Comments
Technology & Operations
Management
Dr. Henry Co has gone out of his
way to provide his students with more access
to affordable texts. He has connected his
students to websites where they can legally
download free textbooks. “The students are
happy” says Dr. Co.
Faculty Comments
Professor Jeff Cravello has a unique
solution to the high priced texts that could be
used for his courses. Rather than requiring
expensive anthologies “the majority of [his]
texts
are
trade
paperbacks.”
English & Foreign Languages
Professor Cravello explained that
“Apart from my core rhetorics, I avoid using
any text I can’t find on Amazon.com for under
$20.00.”
Faculty Comments
Professor Leopoldo Lovelace takes advantage of the
electronic resources offered by the University Library’s databases
and ejournals collections to “feed his course readings,
presentations, and discussion materials”.
Political Science
Professor Lovelace makes the availability of earlier
editions of his required textbook (as well as other libraryowned materials) known to his students. He assures them that if
they were to use the earlier editions or other library-owned
material it will not stop them from succeeding in his course. The
freedom to choose older editions of books and other reliable
library sources empowers students to find the solution that works
best for their needs.
Faculty Comments
Dr. Renford Reese states, “This is exactly what
I do for my students, provide them with “Affordable
Learning Solutions”. I do this primarily through giving
them access to ebooks, creating class packs, and
guiding them to external internet links.
Political Science
I also provide an array of alternative
learning materials on my website…My aim is to give
students access to a wealth of free academic content. In
this day of shrinking budgets and increased tuition,
students desperately need “Affordable Learning
Solutions.”
Faculty Comments
Dr. Richard Hyslop looks for
ways to help his students deal with the
high cost of textbooks.
Geography & Anthropology
He uses an ebook that is
completely free and is provided by
FEMA. Dr. Hyslop explains how his
“students will not have to pay a cent for
texts next quarter.”
THANK YOU
Featured
Faculty!
You are helping ALI encourage others by sharing your
stories about using available resources to offer high
quality, affordable course materials to your students.

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