Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Steve Runge
Learning Commons Manager
University Libraries
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Does the institution host a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project?:
Yes

A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:

The Montserrat Office (not the library) has a textbook lending program to help high financial need students. Also, upon request BC Libraries frequently add course materials to course reserve (both print and/or electronic), which includes many textbooks.


Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:

In order to address the escalating cost of academic resources the University Libraries and the Center for Teaching Excellence are offering a small grant program to support full-time faculty who revise their curriculum to include high quality affordable (usually open access) materials to support student learning at minimal cost.


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Steve Runge, O'Neill librarian, provided these program decriptions

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