How to Communicate with your Instructors about Affordable UF

Many instructors are willing to integrate affordable educational resources into their courses if their students demonstrate an interest in or a need for them. There are many ways you can help encourage instructors to utilize more affordable course materials.

Send an Email to Help Introduce Instructors to Affordable UF

Emailing your instructor is a convenient and effective way to share information about affordable educational resources.

Email Template

Dear (Instructor name),

My name is (your name), and I am a student in your (course number/name) course. I’ve been doing some research on affordable educational resources and wanted to share my findings with you.

On average, students spend more than $1,000 per year on textbooks. For some students, this expense forces them to choose between their educational materials and life essentials. Affordable UF is a campus initiative that works to change that by making course materials more affordable and accessible for students.

If you’re interested in integrating affordable educational resources into your course, Affordable UF has a variety of resources and professionals who can help. Their website includes information about library resources, open educational resources, and contact information for Librarian Subject Specialists, who can work with you to find materials that suit your curriculum; you can find it here.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

(your name)

Visit Instructors During Office Hours to Discuss what Affordability Means to You

If you’re comfortable discussing the importance of affordable educational resources with your instructor, in-person communication during office hours can be a great means of doing so.

Connect Instructors with their Librarian Subject Specialist

Incorporating affordable educational resources into a course can seem like a daunting task at first, but instructors aren’t alone; Librarian Subject Specialists are masters in their respective disciplines and have extensive knowledge of library resources; by introducing your instructor to their Librarian Subject Specialist, you can help connect them with a guide to course affordability! To find the Librarian Subject Specialist for your instructor’s discipline, click here.