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Open and Affordable Course Materials Initiatives

East Tennessee State University’s Open and Affordable Course Materials Initiatives provides training and financial incentives for instructors to reduce student textbook costs. Our initiative supports both the use of Open Educational Resources and Affordable course materials. They are co-funded by the Student Library Fee decided by Charles C. Sherrod Library' Student Advisory Council and the Center for Teaching Excellence. Find out more about specific initiatives: 

What do our students say they spend on textbooks...

$838_Puppy_for_my_Girlfriend

I spent $838 on textbooks this year. I could have bought a puppy for my girlfriend.

$250_Floor_Tickets_to_Beyonce

I spent $250 on textbooks this year. I could have bought floor tickets to Beyoncé.

$600_Saved

I spent $600 on textbooks this year. I could have saved.

$850_MCAT_Test_Fees

I spent $850 on textbooks this year. I could have bought MCAT Test Fees. 

$500_Clothes_for_My_Daughter

I spent $500 on textbooks this year. I could have bought clothes for my daughter.

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Contact

Please email oer@etsu.edu with any questions or requests.

Impact of the Initiatives

Discover how we are saving ETSU students money through our initiatives: