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Affordable Learning Committee

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The Affordable Learning Committee will expand awareness of affordable learning principles, practices and opportunities through training and professional development for current member libraries. It will investigate modalities for expanding affordable learning initiatives in the state through pilot and/or demonstration projects it identifies as promising. Examples of programming include:

  • Providing training and professional development for PASCAL member librarians
  • Supporting PASCAL member libraries in planning and implementation of local affordable learning programming
  • Developing programs to engage faculty at PASCAL institutions in affordable learning
  • Funding and assessing award-based projects

The Committee will report to the Program Steering Committee and will coordinate with other PASCAL standing committees as appropriate, particularly in the exploration of opportunities to utilize current or future shared resources to support affordable learning. 

Committee Members:

Name Institution Term
Yang Wu, Chair Clemson University 07/2021- 06/2023
Andrew Kearns, Chair-Elect USC Upstate 07/2020-06/2022
Araina Baker Coastal Carolina University 07/2021- 06/2023
Paige Dhyne Furman University 07/2021- 06/2023
Joe Fox Charleston Southern University 07/2020-06/2022
Tamara Law Francis Marion University 07/2020-06/2022
Jason Reed Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 07/2021- 06/2023
Ron Stafford Northeastern Technical College 07/2020-06/2022
April Akins Lander University Past Chair, Ex Officio
Amy Trepal PASCAL Staff Liaison, Ex Officio
Reid Austin Newberry College Program Steering Committee Liaison, Ex Officio
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