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). The three overarching goals for TAP are to: 1) raise awareness of the rising cost of course materials, 2) collaborate with faculty and departments to drive down the cost of course materials and 3) to provide day one access to course materials for all students.

Over the past two years, Rowan University’s Affordability Task Force issued $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. Click here to view the projects for our 2018 TAP Grant Recipients and here for our 2019 TAP Grant Recipients. 

The program has also been featured in a Press of Atlantic City article which can be read here, and a Newsweek article here

The 2021 Textbook Alternative Program grant application will open on January 4, 2020