During the fall 2021 semester, the Affordable UF Badge was awarded to over 1000 UF course sections. The badge recognizes instructors who demonstrate a commitment to textbook affordability and signifies that the required materials in their courses cost less than $20 per credit hour. It also appears in the student textbook portal, allowing students to easily identify courses with low- or no-cost materials.
The application for spring 2022 badges is now open. To apply for your own Affordable UF badge:
- Submit your textbook adoption at the UF Textbook Adoption website. In order to be eligible for the badge, adoptions must be submitted and finalized before the textbook adoption deadline. Spring 2022 textbook adoption deadline: November 19, 2021.
- If you think your adoption meets the $20 per credit hour threshold, entered the estimated textbook costs in the “Affordable UF” section at the end of the textbook adoption form, and click “next.”
- After you submit your textbook adoption the Center for Teaching Excellence will review your course.
If your course is eligible to receive the Affordable UF badge, you will be sent a digital copy of the designation. Your badge can also be displayed in many other places, including:
- your syllabus
- your Canvas site
- your email signature line
- digital resumes/ CVs
- social media
- your website
If you have questions about textbook affordability or Affordable UF badges, contact email@example.com.