The Alternative Materials Committee, which is a faculty committee convened by the Provost that examines low cost alternatives to textbooks with the intent is to save students money, improve student learning outcomes, and adapt to the changing landscape of the publishing business, is currently planning a mini-conference for faculty, called the Low Cost “Textbook” Expo.The date is Wednesday, Apr. 15.
This will involve brief presentations from alternative “publishers,” an introduction of a representative from Affordable Learning Georgia, and a reflection from a faculty member at Clayton State, addressing different ways that faculty can identify and/or develop learning resources for students other than the traditional paper textbook. In addition, there will be a group question/answer period, and we expect the representatives will set up tables in the hallway outside of room B10 in the Lecture Hall to talk with individual faculty members who are interested in more specific discipline related information.
The schedule is:11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. expo (in the hallway);11:30 a.m. to noon, presentations; noon to 12:30 p.m., Q & A, 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., additional expo time in the hallway to meet with the reps.
We see this as being a drop-in when you can, brown bag lunch event.