CALM Professional Development Funding

The Cougars Affordable Learning Materials (CALM) program is offering professional development funding to support faculty who have already reduced or committed to reducing the costs of required course materials. 

The deadline to apply for funding for this academic year is October 15, 2021. Faculty do NOT need to offer a zero-cost course to apply - reducing costs by 30% or more qualifies for funding. 

Faculty should also use this form to report any courses they will teach in Spring 2022 that have zero textbook/required materials costs. Identifying courses that have zero textbook and materials costs in the course schedule is required by California state law (SB 1359).

Please email with any questions. Thank you for your interest in reducing the cost of course materials for CSUSM students.


The University Library CALM Team

Holly Hampton  | Lauren Magnuson | Toni Olivas