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Affordable course content awards: Four new faculty projects underway

January 11, 2021

Four faculty projects have been selected for VCU’s fourth round of Affordable Course Content Awards. This funding stream supports recipients as they adopt zero-cost resources or create or customize openly-licensed alternatives to expensive textbooks.

Free course materials remove textbooks’ this financial barrier to access, increasing the possibility that students can succeed in their academic careers. Course materials with open licenses also allow faculty to tailor materials to their specific classes, creating engaging learning experiences for students. The Affordable Course Content Awards support faculty who wish to follow this path to enhance the learning experience for students across VCU.

The Affordable Course Content Awards program is a partnership of the Office of the Provost, VCU Libraries, Online @ VCU the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Academic Technologies, Barnes and Noble @ VCU, Inclusive Excellence, and Friends of the VCU Libraries. 

Award recipients:

The recipients will be working on their projects starting in January 2021, with implementation expected in fall 2022. 

Learn more about the Affordable Course Content Awards and VCU Libraries’ support for open and affordable course content.

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