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Posted October 17, 2019

Affordable Learning Georgia, GALILEO Award $337,000 in Grants to Improve Access to No- and Low-Cost Learning Materials

Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG) recently awarded $337,000 to University System of Georgia faculty to expand access to open educational resources.

ALG is an initiative to promote student success with affordable alternatives to expensive commercial textbooks. It is run by GALILEO, which stands for “GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online,” an initiative of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. GALILEO is an online library portal to authoritative, subscription-only information that is not available through free search engines or web directories.

This is the 15th round of awards for ALG’s Textbook Transformation Grants. Fifteen USG institutions submitted 43 proposals. Of these, 29 proposals from 11 USG institutions were awarded grants from $2,800 to$30,000 a piece. Courses that will be impacted by these grants include biology, political science, technology, and more.

“The work of these innovative USG instructors and experts will reduce textbook costs to students throughout the USG, leading to more students having the required materials for a course on day one, therefore increasing equity in the classroom and hopefully contributing to more USG students’ retention, progression, and graduation,” said Jeff Gallant, ALG’s program director.

Since its inception, the grant program has awarded more than $5.2 million in funds to support adoption, adaption and creation of no- or low-cost learning materials in USG courses. To apply for the next round of grants, visit ALG’s website. The deadline to apply is Jan. 13.

To learn more about the projects funded in this round of grants, visit

Grant Awardees

• Augusta University - $4,800 (Project Lead: Soma Mukhopadhyay)

• Clayton State University - $10,800 (Project Lead: Rodger Bates)

• East Georgia State College - $25,800 (Project Lead: Brett )

• Fort Valley State University - $4,800 (Project Lead: Patcharin Tragoonsirisak Marion)

• Georgia Gwinnett College - $10,800 (Project Lead: Shuhua Lai)

• Georgia Gwinnett College - $10,800 (Project Lead: Cengiz Gunay)

• Georgia Gwinnett College - $2,800 (Project Lead: Joycelyn Streator)

• Georgia Gwinnett College - $4,800 (Project Lead: Shuting Xu)

• Georgia Gwinnett College - $4,800 (Project Lead: Todd Lindley)

• Georgia Highlands College - $10,800 (Project Lead: Elizabeth Dose)

• Georgia Highlands College - $4,000 (Project Lead: Kimberly Subacz)

• Georgia Highlands College - $4,800 (Project Lead: Camille Pace)

• Georgia State University - $30,000 (Project Lead: Scott Jacques)

• Kennesaw State University - $10,800 (Project Lead: Shane Peterson)

• Kennesaw State University - $30,000 (Project Lead: Hossain Shahriar)

• Kennesaw State University - $25,800 (Project Lead: Tiffani Reardon)

• Kennesaw State University - $30,000 (Project Lead: Rebecca Rutherfoord)

• Kennesaw State University - $10,800 (Project Lead: Daniel Farr)

• Kennesaw State University - $10,800 (Project Lead: Paola Spoletino)

• Kennesaw State University - $4,800 (Project Lead: Lei Li)

• Kennesaw State University - $4,800 (Project Lead: James Rutherford)

• Kennesaw State University - $4,800 (Project Lead: Rebecca Rutherfoord)

• Kennesaw State University - $4,800 (Project Lead: Tiffani Reardon)

• Savannah State University - $8,600 (Project Lead: Samuel Dolo)

• University of West Georgia - $15,800 (Project Lead: Julia Farmer)

• Valdosta State University - $10,800 (Project Lead: Shantanu Chakraborty)

• Valdosta State University - $8,800 (Project Lead: Shafat Mubin)