Concurrent Session 10
FIU Online began "Affordability Counts" to recognize faculty who were actively making changes to the courses they teach to reduce the cost of course materials to students. As part of the Affordability Counts initiative, faculty at the university self-identify as teaching courses that contain course materials that are under $60. Faculty who meet the target price and the selection criteria then receive a recognition known as the ‘Affordability Counts’ medallion. The Affordability Counts program at FIU was created as a direct response to the increasing costs of textbooks in higher education. Courses that meet the selection criteria earn the ‘Affordability Counts’ medallion which can then be displayed within the course in the learning management system and course syllabus.