Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students
Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two-hour workshop and writing a short textbook review.
Did You Know...
• The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
• In the 2020 College Board Report, "Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid," the average undergraduate should budget $1,240 - $1,460 for textbooks and supplies.
• The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
• Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
• 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.
Open educational resources including open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. This workshop will also mention local library resources that might be used for affordable course materials.
What You Can Do:
Attend the CARLI OER Faculty Workshop where you can learn about open educational resources and open textbooks.
The prime content of this workshop will be presented 11:00am to 12:30pm. Time for additional consultation will be available 12:30-1:00pm.
After the workshop, you’ll be invited to write a short review of an open textbook from the
Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks.