Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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:

Alternate Textbook Project 1: "Faculty members may place books, photocopies, software, and sound and video recordings needed for extensive class use on reserve in Case Library (for humanities and social science courses) or Cooley Library (for science courses). Required reading materials are usually placed on 2-hour reserve. When several students need to share reserve materials for written projects, the 3-day reserve period is recommended. Materials not subject to copyright restrictions may also be placed on electronic reserves.

Reserve lists should be sent to the Case Circulation Department or Cooley Library at least one month before the term begins. If materials need to be ordered, at least six weeks’ advance notice is required. These orders should include the fact that the item(s) will be placed on reserve and the name of the course for which they will be needed. The library will purchase one or two copies per course. Additional copies will be billed to the department."

Alternate Textbook Project 2: "If the total resources applied to the student account exceed a student's charges, a refund may be due. Credit refunds resulting from financial aid (as opposed to family payments) will be issued automatically, each term, approximately one week after the end of the drop/add period. Students with an anticipated credit may request an early release of their credit for purchase of books only; any credit beyond that will be released after the add/drop period. Students can e-mail finaid@colgate.edu to request an early release of their credit for books."


Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
No

A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:
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Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
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Research and data for this credit were compiled by Jaanvi Sachdeva, office of sustainability intern.

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