Making Textbooks and Course Readers Affordable: Berkeley on the Leading Edge

Panel Discussion | October 27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics; John Wallace, Lecturer, Japanese Program; Daniel A. Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning; Ani Adhikari, Teaching Professor, Statistics

 Library

Can students afford to take your class? Textbook prices have risen 88% in the past decade, and many textbooks cost well upwards of $200. Print course pack costs further compound students’ financial burdens.

What would student success and retention be like if an enrollment barrier—the cost of textbooks and course readers—were reduced or eliminated? Do you wonder how to make your class more affordable, and how much time effort you’d need to invest? Come to this panel discussion to find out.

The University Library and Center for Teaching and Learning have partnered in an innovative pilot program to reduce course content expenses and incentivize the creation of high quality, free, and open course materials. In this panel event, you'll hear from participating faculty and lecturers who will discuss their experiences and provide tips from the leading edge of course content affordability.

Refreshments will be provided. Open to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students.

RSVP strongly encouraged: http://bit.ly/1027ACC

  Register online

 schol-comm@berkeley.edu