Since 2011 Temple University Libraries has provided awards to faculty to eliminate their existing commercial textbook(s).
The Textbook Affordability Project has saved Temple University students over $750,000.
The project supports the replacement of commercially published textbooks with alternative learning materials, customized by faculty, as well as the adoption of existing open textbooks.
This guide explains how the Textbook Affordability Project works and how faculty can get involved.
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The Textbook Affordability Project is designed to find better and less costly ways for faculty to deliver the instructional content their students need to learn. Good for students. Good for faculty. There is a single call for proposals period each year during March and April. Awards are announced in late May.
While our 2018-19 Call for Proposals has passed (as of April 20, 2018), we will accept a proposal at anytime of the academic year and depending on our funding we are open to approving additional awards for textbook projects.
Read more about the Textbook Affordability Project in “Ditch Your Textbook: Moving to OER and Alt-Textbooks” published in the April 2014 issue of the Temple University Faculty Herald. (link below)