Call for Campus Partners...

Administered by the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc, (PALCI), Affordable Learning PA is a grant-funded project made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, the Department of Education, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Governor Tom Wolf.  

We're seeking Campus Partners for each campus involved. As a partner for this grant-funded project, contacts are responsible for serving as their campus' liaison to the ALPa project. This is a volunteer position requiring a two-year initial commitment with the possibility of renewing for an additional two years. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Attend Affordable Learning PA training, programs, and strategy meetings (in-person & virtually), including a free one day Open Textbook Network Training workshop in Pennsylvania. Training dates to choose from are set for September 25 or September 26, 2018
  • Occasional travel to local/regional workshops within Pennsylvania
  • Organize and conduct OER training for faculty, librarians, and staff
  • Serve on at least one Affordable Learning PA working group (mostly virtual participation)

Qualifications/Commitments:

  • Campus Partners should be a Library staff member or Library appointed designee
  • Experience with OER learning content or a desire to learn more about OER
  • Experience with teaching/training, especially with adult learners
  • Demonstrated advocacy or leadership ability 

Current Campus Partners: 

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Bucknell University
  • Bucks County Community College
  • California University of PA
  • Carlow University
  • Chatham University
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Dickinson College
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University 
  • East Stroudsburg University of PA
  • Eastern University
  • Gannon University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Jefferson-East Falls
  • Juniata College
  • Lafayette College
  • La Salle University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lycoming College
  • Marshall University
  • Messiah College
  • Millersville University of PA
  • Misericordia University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Point Park University
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University of PA
  • Temple University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Valley Forge Military Academy & College
  • Villanova University
  • Washington & Jefferson College
  • West Chester University of PA
  • West Virginia University 
  • Widener University
  • Wilson College 

To become a Campus Partner, complete the volunteer form today! It's a great time to get involved in this important higher education affordability initiative.  

This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.