TrineOnline’s Brown recognized with PALNI award

July 24, 2023

Melissa BrownThe Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) has recognized Melissa Brown, academic director in TrineOnline, with its Palsave Open Educator Award.

The award recognizes innovation and excellence in support of higher education, textbook affordability and student success.

As part of the PALSave: PALNI Affordable Learning Program, individuals who receive the honor have been key players in the creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources, or OER — a move that reduces costs for students, improves access to required texts, and increases student success and retention.

“By spearheading the creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), Melissa has played a pivotal role in advancing textbook affordability, elevating accessibility to crucial learning materials and ultimately enhancing student success and retention at TrineOnline,” said Josh Pranger, senior academic director for TrineOnline. “Melissa's commitment to educational equity and excellence sets a shining example for the entire university community.”

PALNI has supported private college, university and seminary libraries in Indiana since 1992. Its library-to-library collaboration strives to enhance faculty teaching and student learning for academic success.

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