Priorities:Folsom Lake College Student Priorities

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Strategy 1: Advocate the Adoption of Open Educational Resources

College students and financial burden have gone hand-in-hand for as long as adults have had acess to higher education. For years, we have instilled and perpetuated the idea that students need to go to college in order to be successful. That being said, students are also expected to pay for an education with money they simply do not have. There are many factors that contribute to the financial burden of students, and many of these factors are not easy to change. However, there is one particular facet that we can change and that we can change simply and easily: textbooks.

  • Tactic 1: Pool together a reposity of acceptable free online textbooks that match with currently existing courses.
    • ​MIT in particular has a large repository of of 15 majors and their susequent courses that are completely open source. UC Berkeley also has an assortment of free online accress to their courses such as the very popular computer science class: CS61A.
    • Other webistes are available with low prices such as FlatWorld Knowledge that are partnering up with universities for full access to all of their textbooks.
  • Tactic 2: Survey professor's thoughts and feelings about their current curriculum and textbook, and what they think about the financial burden their textbooks may put on students.

Strategy 2: Make-a-thon

Makerspaces are work spaces for collaboration, building, and creating. A makerspace is useful for all students of all majors because it allows them to get down and dirty and put their hands on real, physical objects to help understand the applications and industry standards. Folsom Lake College has a makerspace called the Innovation Center that is ran by Zack Dowell of which Nathaniel Adams and Rebekah Keely work for. 

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Strategy 3: Faculty-Student Collaboration Sessions 

  • Tactic 1: Create rough draft of program details, events, 

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