Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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:

Textbook lending library services through campus Library as well as textbook rental program through the Campus Bookstore.


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:

A series of cash and/or recognition awards are provided to recognize faculty that integrate textbook affordability and adoption of open access textbooks in their work is provided annually through the campus Affordable Learning Solutions unit:

OER Distinguished Faculty Author Award
To recognize faculty who have authored very low-cost or freely available textbooks for students to enhance student success. $500 Award.

COOL4ED and OER Faculty Award
To recognize faculty who adopted open textbooks (OER).

AB 798 Faculty Award
To recognize faculty who adopted OER or Library e-books that totally replaced or significantly reduced the cost of course textbooks.

Affordable Learning CSUDH Department Award
To recognize the department that has significantly worked on course redesign to enhance student success with affordability, including OER adoption, homework system contributions, textbook/workbook authorship, and outreach to high school seniors with OER.


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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