Evaluate Your Existing Course Materials & Seek Alternative Online Models
Considering alternative resources and/or new access models to course materials can be a daunting task and present challenges to you. Take a look at your existing syllabi and keep in mind that we are available in the coming months to work closely with you to:
Find electronic resources that the Libraries can license or purchase in place of the print copies usually placed on reserve,
Discover and use electronic materials we have already licensed,
Place chapters for your courses on e-reserve,
Help you investigate or adopt open educational resources (OER).
We strongly encourage you to review your reading lists for students and look at using a combination of online options for providing textbooks and course materials as we approach planning for next semester. This switch to electronic course reserves not only benefits you in terms of providing uninterrupted access to course materials no matter what scenario we find ourselves in during the fall semester, but also can provide your students with significant cost savings.