Goal 2. The State University System will reduce the costs of educational materials for students.
Strategy 2.1 Develop a statewide model for the use of eTextbooks and other open educational resources to reduce costs for students in Florida.
Determine and promote methods to increase the use of open-access textbooks and educational resources to reduce costs to students.
Reduce the costs of eTextbooks for students hrough mechanisms that could include negotiating lower pricing with vendors and providing an enhanced repository for educational materials.
Contracts negotiated with vendors should ensure that such materials are accessible to students with disabilities.
Florida CourseShare is an initiative that uses Canvas Commons for sharing course materials created and donated by instructors from across the Florida State University System. These digital course assets can be used in part, or in full, as a high quality and economical starting point for course development or to meet critical curricular needs during times of emergency.
Affordability Counts was created as a direct response to the increasing costs of textbooks in higher education. The program recognizes faculty who take steps in their courses to advance affordability across Florida state universities and colleges. We encourage faculty across Florida to explore our Affordability Counts website as a reference for low-cost materials or submit a low-cost course of their own.