Affordable Materials Project
The Affordable Materials Project (AMP) is a University-wide collaboration between the University's bookstore; Falvey Library, Villanova Law Library, Center for Access, Success, and Achievement; and the Office of the Provost, all working together to address one of the most pressing issues students face today: access to high quality, affordable course materials.
AMP has raised awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER)-textbooks authored by faculty and experts made free to use by Creative Commons licenses.
The grant supports Villanova's goals for academic excellence, and helped the University toward its goal of meeting 100% of demonstrated student financial need by lowering the overall cost of enrollment. OER promotes equity in the classroom by giving all students unfettered access to required course materials.
This investment has yielded strong results. Now in AMP's fourth year, its e-book matching have potentially saved students more than $1.9 million in course materials.
* Responses to OER Student Survey by AMP, Fall 2021