Palomar College Learning For Success

Comets Affordable Learning Materials (CALM)

Making College More Affordable through Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses

CALM Homepage

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Welcome to CALM!

This website provides information about our free and low cost textbook initiatives for both students and faculty.

If you are a faculty member submitting your textbook adoptions, please use the form linked on the left (or click here): Textbook Adoption Form.

 


CALM is saving our students money!

While the CALM Cohorts and Implementation grants have saved our students money, CALM’s influence and impact is even broader. Estimated cost savings to our students is a whopping $5,688,341¬†and counting!

Total Student Savings

Total Impact:$5,688,341
Fall 2020$1,584,020
Summer 2020$337,920
Spring 2020$1,566,960
Fall 2019$1,256,420
Summer 2019(data forthcoming)
Spring 2019(data forthcoming)
Fall 2018$510,320
Summer 2018(data forthcoming)
Spring 2018$432,701
CALM savings estimated at $100 per ZTC course and $60 per LTC course.

 

Since its inception, CALM has supported faculty efforts to reduce textbook costs for the following courses:

Courses with CALMed Research and Resources

These courses have been researched by our faculty through the CALM Cohorts and Implementation Grants.
AIS 105ANTH 110AODS/PSYC/SOC 150AODS/PSYC/SOC 255
ART 100BIOL 100BIOL 102BIOL 212
BUS 204CHDV 100CHDV 104CHDV 120
CHDV 150CHDV 155CINE 100CINE 115/DBA 115
COMM 105COUN 115DNCE 100ENG 100
FREN 101FREN 102FREN 201GC 100
GC 115GERM 4HE 100HE 165/ NUTR 165
HIST 102ITAL 101LIT 140MATH 115
NESL 304NESL 383PHOTO 50PHOTO 125
PSYC/SOC 205PSYC 230READ 49READ 120
RS 101RS 110SOC 100SPAN 235