Associate Director for Research and Education
The Ohio State University
Affordability is a core value of The Ohio State University and the Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX). Living by that value transforms individuals and the work they do through relationship building and partnership development. ALX is comprised of the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), University Libraries (OSUL), the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and Undergraduate Student Government (USG). We are two years old and just welcomed the second cohort of faculty grant recipients resulting in savings to students of nearly $1 million by the end of 2017, and that is not the most exciting part of our work. The transformations happening in the classroom and to the organization through the deep partnerships developed among the ALX members are truly amazing. This presentation will discuss a few of the faculty grant projects, review how the initiative is being assessed, highlight key factors in the relationship building, and discuss the impact those relationships are having on the organization.