$250 for 8-10 hours of your time AND help reduce textbook costs at UAA!

by UAA Textbook Affordability  |   

Want more affordable textbooks at UAA? Are you interested in learning advocacy and leadership skills (while receiving incentives!)? Curious what zero-cost textbooks and course materials have to do with student success and equity? Interested in receiving a $250 gift card for your engaged participation?

Become a Textbook Affordability Ambassador!

This program will teach valuable leadership and advocacy skills that will benefit you in your academic, professional, and personal life with the potential to make a difference in the education and lives of your fellow students. The ambassador program consists of 3 stages:

Stage 1: Complete an 8- to 10-hour training focusing on advocacy, leadership skills, and textbook affordability. All students who complete this stage will receive a $250 gift card. Students do not need to commit to later stages to participate in Stage 1!

Stage 2: After completing Stage 1, interested students may have the option to plan and execute a campus advocacy/outreach project. The aim would be to promote textbook affordability at UAA in a public way. Examples might include reaching out to faculty, reaching out to students and/or student government, developing outreach materials, etc. Ambassadors will be supported by program leaders and may choose to work together on projects. Students who complete a Stage 2 project will receive either hourly compensation for their time OR a gift card (amount to be determined).

Stage 3: Students complete Stages 1 and 2 have the opportunity to visit Juneau (travel expenses paid!) to help advocate for educational affordability with their elected officials in Spring 2022.

Who can participate?
All UAA students registered in Spring 2022 classes are eligible for the program! Seats for each stage of the program may be limited. If we are unable to accept all students who express interest, students who express the most interest/enthusiasm, were most engaged at the previous stage, are most likely to benefit from the program, and/or are the most prepared to be successful at the next stage. Due to the focus of the grant that funds this program, preference may be given to Alaska Native students, followed by students from other minoritized groups.

Learn more about the project. Apply by Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, to guarantee consideration of your application (though we may leave the application open beyond that date).

This program from UAA Textbook Affordability is made possible by grant funding provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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