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This individual panel presentation by Marilyn Moody describes the work being undertaken by Portland State University to reduce student costs for textbooks and course materials. It describes the major stakeholders and their impact. It also includes Portland State strategies being used to build support and funding for textbook affordability initiatives.

Full panel conference abstract: These three entities have successfully fundraised in order to address the cost of course materials on campuses. Lauren Fancher and Jeff Gallant of ALG will discuss state government funds for the University of Georgia Regents, Gerry Hanley will present his efforts working with private foundations with CSU-Affordable Learning Solutions, and Marilyn Moody will describe how Portland State is building support for textbook affordability initiatives with key university stakeholders. All three will also educate the conference on how they effectively distribute their funds to achieve the most impact on course materials costs.


Presented at the Textbook Affordability Conference, San Diego, CA

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