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Affordable course content

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 course materials.

New in 2017: Affordable course content award program

VCU Libraries, the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and the ALT Lab are partnering to incentivize faculty to adopt or create free or low cost alternatives to expensive textbooks. Academic TechnologiesOnline @ VCU, the Office of Disability Support Services, and VCU Bookstore have also committed to serve as resources for award recipients.

Seven faculty projects have been selected to receive awards to author open textbooks or other course content that will replace more costly course materials. The faculty recipients will be working on their projects throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with implementation expected by fall 2018.


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James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
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Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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