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2019-2020 PALSave Open Educator Award Recipients Named

PALSave has named seven faculty members from four PALNI schools recipients of the “PALSave Open Educator Award” for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The Open Educator Award recognizes innovation and excellence in support of textbook affordability and student success.  The inaugural awardees were all pilot participants in the PALSave Course Redesign Grants, and embody the spirit […]

Announcing PALSave Faculty Badges

We appreciate and want to recognize the faculty who participate in PALSave. These digital PALSave Faculty Badges signify progressive achievements in the PALSave program. Once faculty complete an achievement, they can right-click on each image and download a full-size PNG file to use in their email signature, personal website, or faculty profile. With each achievement, […]

OEN Certificate in OER Librarianship Program Experience

PALSave’s own Caitlin Balgeman, based out of Marian University, completed the Open Education Network’s Certificate in OER Librarianship program as part of last year’s cohort. Caitlin states, ” I found the whole program to be thoughtful, well-structured, and valuable long past the end date. The main project, an action plan tailored to your own institution […]

PALSave in the News

Our affordable learning program has been getting attention this week in several venues.  Check it out! Open Education Network Member Spotlight: How PALSave’s Data Plan Demonstrates Open Ed Program Successhttps://open.umn.edu/otn/2020/10/27/member-spotlight-palsave-data-plan/ OER & Beyond, the official blog for the International Journal of Open Educational Resources: Understanding the Need for Open Educational Resource (OER) Programs at Private Institutionshttps://ijoerandbeyond.org/understanding-the-need-for-open-educational-resource-oer-programs-at-private-institutions/ […]

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, […]

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