Author: Amanda Hurford

Butler Faculty Member Publishes an Open Textbook with PALSave Program

Butler University faculty Brian Weidner reduces the student textbook cost burden by creating an open access book for his course, “Brass Techniques 1,” after receiving a PALSave Course Redesign Grant.  Using an open-access textbook, each student in this course will save $50 with a total savings of $550 for Fall 2020. Along with receiving a […]

Spring 2020 Update

PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning was awarded a five year $520,000 grant by Lilly Endowment, Inc. mid-2019.  We recently submitted our first program report to Lilly, demonstrating key activities and performance indicators through December 31, 2019.  The graphic handout below accompanied the report as a high level overview of what PALSave has been up to. Also, […]

Private Academic Library Network of Indiana’s Affordable Education Initiative Garners Support from Lilly Endowment

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $520,000 to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) for PALSave, an affordable education initiative that will combat rising textbook costs and their detrimental effects on student success and retention. “The PALSave program will provide education and funding support to the faculty of the 24 private Indiana colleges, […]

You are invited: PALSave’s Open Textbook Network Workshop, 3/18/19

PALNI campuses are affiliate members of the Open Textbook Network (OTN) through PALSave, and we’d like to invite you to a workshop with OTN’s leadership to learn about developing successful Open Educational Resource (OER) programs on your campus. The workshop is Monday, March 18, 2019, at Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus.  Register here.  Feel free to email palsave@palni.edu for more information […]

PALSave Campus Leaders learn how to launch cost-saving textbook program on their campus

On November 5, 2018 leaders – including bookstore managers, instructional technologists, and librarians – from over half of PALNI’s supported institutions attended a workshop facilitated by the Open Textbook Network to learn how to roll out this new program on their campus. Attendees were trained to encourage the faculty adoption of open educational resources (OER) […]

PALSave Kickoff Webinar

Andrea Cohn and Amanda Hurford, System Leaders and PALSave Admin Team members, recently hosted a kickoff webinar for the PALSave initiative on October 9, 2018.  Covered in this webinar:   Getting started with PALSave Affordable learning talking points Developing campus partnerships and building awareness Conducting student surveys and interviews Preparing for PALSave System Leaders to […]

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