The Professor for Affordable Learning (PAL) award recognizes professors who have integrated affordable learning into their classrooms by choosing no-cost or low-cost course materials.
If you’ve helped your students by adopting no-cost or low-cost course materials, we’d like to recognize and thank you! We invite you to apply for the Professor for Affordable Learning Award.
Course materials must meet the criteria below to be considered no-cost or low-cost.
No-cost materials = $0 per student
Open Educational Resources (OER), such as open textbooks and ancillary materials
Library licensed materials available for use at no additional cost to students
No-cost materials outside of OER, such as freely available websites and multimedia
Low-cost materials = $1 - $50 per student
Required course materials such as workbooks, lab manuals, online homework platforms and codes or publisher-provided curricular material, not exceeding $50.00 total per student
Applications are now open! Students may complete the application to nominate a professor for the award or professors may complete the application to nominate themselves.
This award is sponsored by the Partnership for Academic Libraries of South Carolina (PASCAL). For more information, please contact Amy Trepal at Amy.Trepal@pascalsc.org.