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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
Erin Milanese will be joining the PALNI team as the quarter-time PALNI Affordable Learning Project Coordinator on July 1, 2019. Erin is based out of Goshen College, and has been working to develop the PALSave program as one of the Admin Team members and Open Education Network System Leaders for the past year. She’s also […]
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, […]
This site now has a timeline page illustrating the PALSave story, all the way from the start.
On Friday, March 8th Amanda Hurford, PALNI Scholarly Communications Director and PALSave Team Chair, hosted a webinar providing a PALSave project update and discussing impact so far. Here are the recording and slides .