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  • A State University of New York (SUNY) initiative to provide affordable educational alternatives to traditional textbooks
  • A service to assist SUNY faculty, librarians, and staff to identify lower-cost, electronic, free, and Open Educational Resources (OERs)
  • A California State University-MERLOT partner benefit service
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SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions is offered by SUNY Academic Technologies & Information Services, ATIS, under the leadership of Carey Hatch, Interim Sr. Associate Provost for Academic Services in support of Open SUNY.


University Faculty Senate 168th Plenary, October 25, 2014 Resolution on Affordability of Textbooks and Other Instructional Materials

"Whereas the mission of the State University of New York (SUNY) is to provide the people of New York State with educational services of the highest quality and with the broadest possible access; and

Whereas the cost of higher education borne by students including those attending SUNY has risen in recent years; and

Whereas the cost of education can be prohibitive, affect access and affordability, and contribute to indebtedness for students and their families; and… " read the resolution

SUNY Student Assembly Resolution on Textbook Affordability Solutions, November 9, 2013

"The proposed resolution calls on the State University of New York faculty and administration to continue to promote finding ways to reduce the costs of textbooks for students throughout the SUNY system." read the resolution