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 .
In honor of Open Education Week, the PALSave Team would like to extend gratitude to the numerous faculty members who have taken their time to write reviews of titles in the Open Textbook Library, which is the collection of open textbooks maintained by the Open Textbook Network. These titles offer a glimpse into the breadth of subjects in […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information […]
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) […]