Faculty Stories: Rebecca Franko, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Communication
Office: 1- 319D
Phone: 909-869-4590
Email: rjfranko@csupomona.edu

Course: COM 100
Required Textbook:
DK Guide to Public Speaking
Author(s):
Ford-Brown
ISBN:
978-0-205-82806-7
Accessed electronically at:
http://www.CourseSmart.com
Original Cost at Bronco Bookstore:
$71.35
Cost of online edition/material:
$31.00
Savings per Student:
$40.35

Course: COM 301
Required Textbook:
Broadcast News Handbook
Author:
Tuggle
ISBN:
978-07-732626-5
Accessed electronically at:
http://www.CourseSmart.com
Original Cost at Bronco Bookstore:
$78.00
Cost of online edition/material:
$42.50
Savings per Student:
$35.50

Professor Rebecca Franko recently started using a new textbook which was accompanied with an eBook version. By offering this new textbook she is giving the students an option of using this lower priced e-book version of the text within the two General Education courses she teaches. Her openness to this change and willingness to give students the opportunity to purchase a less expensive text is exactly what the Affordable Learning Initiative is working towards. Starting with this step of providing her students with more than one method of learning through the tangible textbook and an electronic text, Professor Franko is helping her students immensely.