Presentation Title

Affordability Counts! How FIU is saving students money

Location

Conrad

Start

1-16-2018 10:30 AM

End

1-16-2018 11:45 AM

Short Description

In this session, a case study detailing how Florida International University (FIU), a large, public research university in Miami implemented a recognition program that empowered faculty to adopt low-cost and Open Educational Resources to save students money.

Abstract

In this session, a case study detailing how Florida International University (FIU), a large, public research university in Miami implemented a recognition program that empowered faculty to adopt low-cost and Open Educational Resources to save students money. This program is called Affordability Counts. Just over a year after implementation, 150 courses have been awarded the Affordability Counts Medallion; this designation ensures students that the course materials will be under $60. This program serves multiple purposes, it recognizes faculty who have taken active steps to reduce the cost of materials, it serves as a searchable database for other faculty to discover low-cost materials and it provides students an affordable course to take. Intended audience: higher education administrators, instructional designers, librarians.

Learning Objectives

1. Session attendees will learn about FIU's Affordability Counts program and how the program equals the playing field for all students

2. Session attendees will learn about the framework used at FIU and how the Affordability Counts program can be implemented at their institutions

3. Session attendees will discover what other institutions around the nation are doing to promote student success through affordability programs like ours

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Moderator

Jennifer Reeves, NSU

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Jan 16th, 10:30 AM Jan 16th, 11:45 AM

Affordability Counts! How FIU is saving students money

Conrad

In this session, a case study detailing how Florida International University (FIU), a large, public research university in Miami implemented a recognition program that empowered faculty to adopt low-cost and Open Educational Resources to save students money. This program is called Affordability Counts. Just over a year after implementation, 150 courses have been awarded the Affordability Counts Medallion; this designation ensures students that the course materials will be under $60. This program serves multiple purposes, it recognizes faculty who have taken active steps to reduce the cost of materials, it serves as a searchable database for other faculty to discover low-cost materials and it provides students an affordable course to take. Intended audience: higher education administrators, instructional designers, librarians.

Learning Objectives

1. Session attendees will learn about FIU's Affordability Counts program and how the program equals the playing field for all students

2. Session attendees will learn about the framework used at FIU and how the Affordability Counts program can be implemented at their institutions

3. Session attendees will discover what other institutions around the nation are doing to promote student success through affordability programs like ours