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Course Redesign Grants open for Spring and Summer 2021!

The PALSave team invites faculty applications for spring and summer 2021 courses (closes October 16, 2020). These grants offer $500 stipends to teaching faculty as an incentive to adopt zero cost textbooks. Zero cost textbooks may include open educational resources (OER), library ebooks, or other materials available to students at no additional cost. This program […]

PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program: Call for Proposals

The PALSave Admin team is thrilled to announce the launch of the PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program, which will fund the creation of five open textbooks! Faculty members are invited to submit textbook creation proposals for courses they teach. Textbooks may cover any discipline at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. We seek proposals for complete […]

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, […]

Fall 2019 Open Textbook Workshops

Though we are only a few weeks into the fall semester, The PALSave team has already been busy preparing and delivering open textbook workshops! In September, presentations were held for at DePauw University, and Wabash College, with a total of 30 faculty attending. We are also excited to announce a virtual version of the workshop, […]

PALSave System Leaders Attend Open Education Network Summit

Four PALSave System Leaders returned to Chaska, Minnesota for the annual Open Education Network Summit. This yearly gathering, held each July, brings together OTN members for learning, collaboration, and conversation. The focus of this year’s OTN Summit was inclusion and equity. Attendees took part in a one day workshop, led by Jess Mitchell from the […]

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, […]

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