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Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
This preconference workshop is hosted by Dr. Gerry Hanley, MERLOT CEO and California State University; Dr. Leslie Kennedy, CSU; Dr. Moustapha Diack, Southern University A&M College.
The affordability of course materials is a significant barrier for student success. For example, about 48% of students take fewer units per semester due to the cost of textbooks (2016 Florida Virtual University survey). Strategies for improving the affordable choices of course materials for CSU students have become an important part of a campus’ graduation Initiative. When the total cost of education is more affordable, students can take more units per semester, graduate in less time, providing greater access to a CSU education to more of our citizens.