November 10-12, 2017

  • THANK YOU!

    TAC returns Spring 2019 - Save the Date will be posted by April 2018.

  • AFFORDABILITY


    Textbooks must be available at costs students can bear and that
    sustain the necessary authorship, production, and distribution functions

  • ACCESS


    Students at all levels of ability, financial means, or other special
    needs must be able to acquire and use the necessary course content

  • EFFECTIVENESS


    Course materials must help support teaching and self-study that
    leads to student learning and completion

TAC returns Spring 2019 - Save the Date will be posted by April 2018


Thank you 2017 TAC Attendees for “Igniting the Fires of Collaboration”!
TAC 2017 presentations, summaries, and resources are available in the The Hub—NACS’s online collaboration site. All resources may be accessed in the Course Materials, Digital Content, and Supplying the Campus Community in the 2017 Textbook Affordability Conference Information and Resources folder. You must login to view the community and library. If you do not have NACS web credentials (membership is not required), click on “Click here to create a web-access login” below the “Need a Login?” header. You may have to wait 15-20 minutes for your new credentials account to become active in The Hub.

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Nationally Renowned Speakers and Thought Leaders

Premiere keynote speakers and thought leader panel discussions form the foundation for TAC learning and strategy develop. Our 2017 speakers included:


Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D.
TJ Bliss, Ph.D.
Rick Anderson
David E. Anderson
Nagela Nukuna
Karen Head, Ph.D.
Program Panel Sessions and Resources

TAC's mission is to: Nurture the dialogue and a collaborative approach to creating a course content model which campuses and partners can implement to create more affordable, accessible, and effective options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student learning, retention, and completion.

TAC is designed to engage teams of campus leaders in an intentional learning pathway—for professionals from the library, campus store, IT, faculty and instructional design, and campus administrative leadership. SGA and other student leaders are also key members of campus teams for institutions at which the SGA is engaged on the topic of course materials affordability.

Groups of THREE or more from the same institution will receive a discount on the conference registration rate. Not attending in a team? Don’t worry; we’ll put you on a team onsite!

Conference speakers, discussion leads, vendor partners, and all learning events will nurture the dialogue and collaboration needed to develop models that campuses and partners can implement to create more Affordable, Accessible, and Effective course content options for students—in print or digital formats, using both open and commercial content—that support student Learning, Retention, and Completion.

TAC Program Schedule

The conference typically occurs over three days:
Day 1: Arrivals, late afternoon program start, opening reception
Day 2: Full day of programming (including breakfast and lunch), reception
Day 3: Morning programming, closing lunch event, afternoon departures

Registration

To help you budget, TAC registration packages have typically been as follows:
      - Attendees from educational institutions and government entities: $425 per person
      - Three or more professionals from the same institution: $350 per person
      - Business Partner/vendor/supplier company attendees: $700 per person
      - All registration types include all receptions, meals, and sessions.

2017 TAC Planning Partners