Chico Affordable Learning Solutions

Textbook Alternatives Project (TAP)

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TAP's primary goal is to encourage faculty to replace their high cost commercial textbooks free or lower cost alternatives, such as OERs, library resources, digital textbooks, or self-authored content, while also maintaining or improving the quality of student learning.

TAP is a component of CSU, Chico's Affordable Learning Solutions (CALS) program, which is part of the CSU-wide Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) program, developed and supported by the Meriam Library and Academic Technologies. The Meriam Library provided funding for the first TAP grant awards.