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About ALI 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… Using Quality Alternative Resources such as: 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 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 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 Ruth Ahn Jack Fong RoseAnn A’Jontue Rebecca Franko Lori Barker Juliana Fuqua Paul Beardsley Hollie Gelberg Victoria Bhavsar Berit Givens Brandon Brown Patricia Hale Bonny Burns-Whitmore Paivi Hoikkala Maureen Burton Greg Hunter J. Arlo Caine Richard Hyslop Henry Co Brian Johnson Jeff Cravello Sandy Kapoor Farouk Darweesh Javad Kashefinejad Patricia de Freitas Mitsuo Kobayashi Sylvian Castel de Oro John Korey Sandy Dixon Carsten Lange Sandra Emerson Bangtam Le Ann Englert Lianlian Lin Lloyd Ferguson Karen Linton 2011-2012 Featured Faculty Eugene Lipovetsky Olukemi Sawyerr Iris Louis Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman Leopoldo Lovelace Susan Siaw Jesus Magana Peter Siegel Jorge Martinez Vernon Snyder Samira Matta Louise Soe Ioana Mihaila Barry Soroka Maria Nunez Laurie Starkey Linda L Olson Jennifer Switkes Alison Pearlman Ryan Szypowski Chari Pradel Bonnie Thorne Alan Radnitz Jose Vadi Renford Reese Eileen Wallis Abdul Sadat Cheryl Wyrick William Saravia Gregory Young 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.