AL$ Inclusive/Included Access Program
Campus AL$ Team: ATI, Library, Bookstore and Administration
Inclusive/Included Access with Opt-Out capability
With this program, students have access to their class materials in digital format (e-books), at no charge, from the first day of class until census day, when they can choose to remain in and pay for the e-book or opt out. The pioneer of this type of program is San Diego State University. It has proven to be an efficient way to help students, in that they do not have to commit to buy a textbook until they are sure about staying in the class. Additionally, e-books are usually a less expensive format. This method is also ideal for students who do not receive their financial aid at the beginning of the term; after census date, students are charged on their student accounts. In CSUSB the pioneer was the Department of World Languages and Literatures with the lower division courses SPAN 101 -103; saving a total of $106,718.92 in 2018-2019.
CSUSB Inclusive/Included Access Program Savings 2018- 2021
CSUSB Inclusive Access Program Savings Total $237,282. Most savings came from Winter and Spring quarters. SPAN 102 saved the most ($80236.25) in Winter while FIN 313 & FIN 314 contributed the most savings ($33060 each) in the Spring quarter.
Similarly, California has passed Senate Bill 1359 that requires California State University campuses “to clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students and may have a low-cost option for print versions.” These are the icons being used.