|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
IN-41: Textbook Affordability
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Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk Management
Does the institution host a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project?:
A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:
John Jay has engaged in an Open Educational Resources conversion of textbooks and courses for the past four years. The Course Conversion Project has converted 247 courses into zero-cost, OER texts, saving students $324,000 per year, and using no paper in the process.
Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:
Faculty receive stipends to convert their courses to Open Educational materials out of CUNY grants originated from New York State.
Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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