Textbook Alternative Program

Textbook Alternative Program

Rowan University Textbook Alternative Program (TAP)

Tapping into Rowan’s resources to drive down the cost of course materials!

The Textbook Alternative Program (TAP) partners with faculty and departments  to leverage the knowledge and expertise of faculty members  seeking to reduce the cost of the course materials in their course(s). This  project is modeled after  programs at several of our peer institutions, including Temple University and Rutgers University. The two overarching goals for TAP are to: 1) raise awareness of the rising cost of course materials and 2) collaborate with faculty and departments to drive down the cost of course materials.

In 2018, Rowan University’s Affordability Task Force issued five $2,000 grants to faculty members seeking to redesign their teaching materials with the use of library, free, and open resources that would lower the cost of course materials for Rowan students. This project is estimated to save Rowan students a total of $116,181 in the first year alone. 

Read a recent article written about the Textbook Alternative Program here!