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Terri Metzger

Terri Metzger

The cost of course materials for GEO 102 students was reduced by adopting a lower cost textbook, Public Speaking: Choices and Responsibility by Keith and Lundberg. This textbook, published by Cengage, is available to purchase for $67, rent for $20, and the ebook costs only $24 and the bookstore agreed to match these prices.

To support the new text, I found supplemental materials within our campus’ library holdings as well as online via open sources and worked with the CALM team to ensure  copyright fair use and accessibility guidelines were followed.

The newly designed course and materials are shared with all GEO instructors through a Cougar Course shell, from which they can import the materials into their own course. 

There are about 40 sections of GEO 102 offered each semester. In fall 2014 alone, we realized a total of $63,800 in savings for students.