Documentation of the processes developed for the deployment and sustainability of AL$ commercial programs. Information on Bookstore and Commercial Service contacts, State and Federal Legislation, Accessibility, and Vendor contact. (updated August 2020)
Auxiliaries and Bookstore Resource Guide
AL$ Partners' VPATs
AL$ vendor partners have submitted a VPAT (voluntary product accessibility template) with Academic Technologies and have been reviewed by CSU Center for Accessible Media for compliance and proactive planning. They have submitted qualifications and parameters for provision on campuses and partnering with bookstores. Please help avoid double efforts and refer your campus Academic Technologies or Disabled Student Services departments to the following webpage: http://als.csuprojects.org/accessibility.
As new pilots and programs are developed, tested, and/or deployed, generic accounting templates for campus bookstores and collaborating campus departments are compiled. For a copy of any generic accounting template, please contact the CSU bookstore liaison by email. Sehrhorn@calstate.edu
- Bookstore Advisory Team was established in 2012 with input invited from 23 campus bookstores. The committee meets once annually in person during the term and via phone/email as needed for reviews, recommendations, and other issues. It is comprised of bookstore directors, course materials managers, regional managers. The 2020-2021 committee includes: Cyndi Farrington, Rick Dorsey, Ryan Chiangi, Ben Compton, Brian Griffin, Robert Munck, Dana Hagge, and Brian Lacey. Qualifications include quick email response to questions, availability to attend annual meeting, and willingness to review and comment on programs.
- Affordable Learning $olutions hosts an annual meeting for all bookstore directors, course materials managers, and regional managers annually and it is held in duplicate in two locations. The southern California meeting was March 6, 2020 at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach and the northern California meeting was March 9, 2020 at San Jose State University.
- Open Educational ResourcesThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- MERLOTThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Free Online CoursesThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Lower Cost materialsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Llibrary Resources
- Custom PublishingThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Campus ShowcasesThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Deploying AL$This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- WebinarsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- AL$ Featured PartnersThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Faculty Resource Page
- Campus Bookstores and Programsb
- Campus Coordinators
- Academic Senate ResolutionsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- AB 960This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Brough, Sales and use taxes: exemptions: textbooks.
- SB 727This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Galgiani, Instructional materials nnovative pricing.
- SB 1359This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Medina, Course materials.
- AB 798This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Bonilla, Textbook Affordability Act of 2015.
- SB 1052This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Steinberg, Open Education Resource Council.
- SB 1053This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Steinberg, Cool4ed California Digital Open Source Library
- AB 317This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Soloria, Textbook Affordability.
- AB 1548This link will open a PDF file from an external website in a new tab. Solorio, College Textbook Transparency Act.
- AB 2471This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Lara, e-Textbooks Transparency and Fairness.
- AB 2477This link will open a PDF file from an external website in a new tab. Liu, Production and pricing of college textbooks.
- SB 48This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Alquist, Electronic Alternative.
- SB 216This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Liu, Posted List of textbooks and prices.
- SB 386This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Runner, Reducing prices, justification for new adoption.
- SB 388This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Calderon, Edition and Content.
- SB 1328This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. DeLeon, Format and adoption search engine.
- Sales Tax and Use LawThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab., Unbundled Components
- SB 850This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. Zero Degree Programs, California Community Colleges Related
Various marketing materials are available to download and reproduce from the AL$ websites. In addition, there is a set of exhibit materials including a medium-sized banner that bookstores may loan for their campus events.
The AL$ webpage offers tools and resources to plan and market communications and events on the Supporting Materials page.
For further assistance with marketing resources and to reserve the bookstore loan items, please email email@example.com
CSU Bookstore Directors:
The following list identifies the person with overall responsibility for the CSU campus bookstore.
|Channel Islands||Kelsey Manningfirstname.lastname@example.org||805-437-2668|
|Dominguez Hills||Rick Dorseyemail@example.com||310-243-3828|
|East Bay||Michelle Duartefirstname.lastname@example.org||510-885-2726|
|Long Beach||Cyndi Farringtonemail@example.com||562-985-4003|
|Los Angeles||Elaine Reedfirstname.lastname@example.org||323-343-5392|
|Maritime Academy||Irene Tjorkaemail@example.com||707-654-1186|
|Monterey Bay||Terri Barbourfirstname.lastname@example.org||831-582-5266|
|San Bernardino||Rochelle Ervinemail@example.com||909-537-7096|
|San Diego||Kathy Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org||619-594-7506|
|San Francisco||Cameron Caseyemail@example.com||415-338-2023|
|San Jose||Ryan Chiangifirstname.lastname@example.org||408-924-1831|
|San Luis Obispo||Amie Mellingeremail@example.com||805-756-5301|
|San Marcos||Cara Michalkfirstname.lastname@example.org||760-750-4730|
(Updated August 2020)
CSU Bookstore Course Materials Managers:
The following list identifies the person with responsibility for course materials.
|Channel Islands||Kelsey Manningemail@example.com||805-482-5456|
|Dominguez Hills||Angel Covarrubiasfirstname.lastname@example.org||310-243-3102|
|East Bay||Ryan Perezemail@example.com||510-885-3507|
|Long Beach||Rochelle McCoyfirstname.lastname@example.org||562-985-7705|
|Los Angeles||Gil Garibaldo||TM670@bncollege.com||323-343-2500|
|Maritime Academy||Andre Jimenez||707-654-1186|
|Monterey Bay||Karina Alvarezemail@example.com||831-582-5262|
|Pomona||Suzanne Donnellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||909 869 3284|
|San Bernardino||Donna Zdep-Johnsonemail@example.com||909-278-6446|
|San Diego||Ben Comptonfirstname.lastname@example.org||619-594-7543|
|San Francisco||Edith Rodriguezemail@example.com||415-338-7377|
|San Jose||Emma Mead||TM8011@bncollege.com||408-924-1839|
|San Luis Obispo||Deanna Carrolfirstname.lastname@example.org||805-756-1171|
|San Marcos||Melanie LaCroixemail@example.com||760-750-4730|
(Updated August 2020)
Auxiliary Commercial Shops Contacts:
The following list identifies the campus employee with overall responsibility for a foundation organization that oversees the bookstore, bookstore contract, and provision of course materials under contract to the campus.
|Channel Islands||Laurie Nicholasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dominguez Hills||Richard Chesteremail@example.com|
|East Bay||Debbie Chaw||Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Long Beach||Robert deWit||Robert.email@example.com|
|Los Angeles||Jose Gomezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maritime Academy||Mark Goodrichemail@example.com|
|Monterey Bay||Kevin Saundersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Bernardino||John Griffinemail@example.com|
|San Diego||Todd Summerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Francisco||Jason Porthemail@example.com|
|San Jose||Raymond Luu||Raymond.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Luis Obispo||Lorli Leethamemail@example.com|
|San Marcos||Bella Newberg||Newberg@csusm.edu|
California State University Academic Technologies partnered with Vital Source and developed vibrant interactive versions of Open Stax titles for faculty consideration and adoption. The goal is a more effective (than pdf format) resource at a very low cost designed to result in improved learning experiences and outcomes.
Open Stax is an initiative at Rice University that has created peer-reviewed open (free) textbooks in digital format. Aimed to compete with major publishers’ offerings, content is licensed under Creative Commons Attributions licenses and can be modified to suit different purposes by users.
Student benefits include highlighting and reviewing text easily; sharing notes with peers; end of chapter embedded quizzes; easy mobile device access; direct LMS links; interactive embedded vocabulary: pa complete accessibility for users with disabilities; standardized e-reader; vibrant versus static pdf format.
Faculty benefits include viewing student interaction via an instructor dashboard; monitoring student progress throughout the materials; identifying students who may be falling behind; learning what content students find most relevant or most challenging; reviewing when students are readings and on what devices; monitoring assigned readings and learning who read before class; direct integration/linking into the LMS; improved student comprehension of content.
Prepared PowerPoint demonstrations and other support resources are available to stores by contacting the Auxiliary Bookstore Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
The presentations by Affordable Learning $olutions regarding Campus Store support, participation, programs and successes are available on request. Please contact the Auxiliary and Bookstore Liaison at email@example.com for these resources. Presentation venues include Auxiliary Organization Association conferences; Affordable Learning $olutions conferences, workshops, and visits; National Association of College Stores events; Bookstore Advisory Team meetings; Annual Bookstore meetings; and CSU on-site campus events.
AL$ maintains resources for bookstores to participate in all AL$ programs and CSU/legal directives. Many may be accessed via the web. For assistance, contact the AL$ bookstore liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Auxiliary policy, Title 5This link will open a PDF file from an external website in a new tab.
- Course Fees Executive order 1102This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Budget Office accountability 1102This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Non General Funds Executive Order 919This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Higher Education Opportunity ActThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- HEOA FAQsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
This is a joint program in which students for a class have access at NO CHARGE to their course materials in digital format on the first day of class and retain access until the add/drop date deadline at no cost. At or prior to the add/drop date, the student will have the option to ‘opt-out’ electronically and discontinue access to the materials. Students who choose to continue will be charged for the materials and access continues.
CSU Affordable Learning $olutions Immediate Access Programs are available via all campus bookstores and can be delivered through various software applications within the stores' systems.
The opportunity to have access to materials on the first day of classes without having to pay for them is critically important to students who can only pay for their needs incrementally. The ability to actually use the product without cost and self-determine preferences in format is unique. While not a restrictive mandated ‘fee’, the opt-out program still affords the publishers potential of improved sales and thus their willingness to offer significantly lower costs to students.
All of these improvements are extremely valuable to students and instrumental in students’ success which are basics of the Affordable Learning $olutions goals.
Course fees are mandatory fees for content or materials that students are required to have and use in a class and are charged at registration along with registration fee and are collected per policy. The use of course fee material is determined by academic departments/faculty. Course materials fees are described via Executive Order as Category III Fees: "Fees associated with state-supported courses specifically for materials and services used in concert with the basic foundation an academic course offering."
Category III Course Fees must be submitted for approval on a campus-specific form from the department chair and the dean to the campus COURSE FEE COMMITTEE. The committees have different names on campuses but are generically referred as Course Fee Approval Committees.
AL$ has developed ‘Five Easy Steps’ for faculty/departments to obtain course fee approval in collaboration with the campus store. Planning ahead is critical as the process has been noted take up to six months before start of classes. The campus store is in a position to assist faculty with pricing negotiations, delivery options, alternative formats, and determination of potential student savings.
Easy "Five Steps" to Obtain Approval for Course Fees
- Select materials you wish students to have
- Contact publisher/provider rep and request best CSU pricing
- Complete the CSU AL$ standardized form
- Attach to your campus' course fee approval request form
- Submit to your department office for chairperson’s approval and submission to the provost