Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:

FGCU Library Textbook Affordability Project:
FGCU library received $40,000 to start a reserve collection of undergraduate textbooks. Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, undergraduate textbooks may be borrowed for 2 hours to use in the library.

Our library also offers textbooks from Redshelf:
After creating a free RedShelf account, students can borrow up to 7 e-books for up to 36 days each (loan period starts when the book is first accessed or after 30 days, whichever comes first). Search for your textbooks by title (please note: not all textbooks required for FGCU courses are available). RedShelf is partnering with the publishing community to provide students with free e-books from participating publishers.


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:

FGCU Policy requires faculty to determine if there is an open-access textbook available as part of the textbook adoption process.


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