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Affordable Course Content Informational Workshops



Sessions 1–3: Academic Learning Commons; Session 4: Tompkins McCaw Library for the Health Sciences; Session 5: James Branch Cabell Library, Room 205
Sessions 1–3: 1000 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284; Session 4: 509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23298; Session 5: 901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284


The high cost of course materials is a concern for both students and parents, and it has also been shown to place many students at academic risk. "Affordable course content" describes any free or low-cost educational resources that can serve as alternatives to high-cost resources.

VCU Libraries and other partners on campus have launched an initiative to help faculty create and discover affordable texts. Part of this effort includes workshops and other educational sessions about affordable course content.

These informational sessions are free and open to all VCU faculty and instructors. On the Monroe Park Campus, parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. On the MCV Campus, parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.


February 3
noon–1 p.m.
Academic Learning Commons, Suite 4102
February 7
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Academic Learning Commons, Suite 4102
February 14
12:30–1:30 p.m.
Academic Learning Commons, Suite 4102
February 15
noon–1 p.m.
Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Lecture Room 2-010

February 24
23 p.m.

James Branch Cabell Library, Room 205

This session focuses on open textbooks. After the session, attendees will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook in their discipline from the Open Textbook Library at Reviews will benefit other faculty considering adoption of open textbooks.

All VCU faculty and instructors are invited to apply for a $200 stipend for participation and written reviews. Funding is limited for stipends. We will notify all applicants of stipend funding prior to workshop attendance. We also invite faculty to attend a workshop session regardless of stipend availability.


This series is presented by VCU Libraries and is co-sponsored by the VCU Office of the Provost, the VCU Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the VCU ALT Lab.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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