Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.19
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date March 2, 2021

STARS v2.2

Georgia Institute of Technology
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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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:
In order to reduce the financial burden and create access to course materials, the Georgia Tech Library supports offers two major areas of support for textbook affordability. Faculty can use a variety of library materials to replace conventional textbooks in their classes, and the Georgia Tech Library is an advocate for the creation of Open Educational Resources materials. The Library will also work with students to provide eBooks of class materials with students being able to request a purchase. Further, the campus bookstore will price match textbooks with some exceptions.
http://library.gatech.edu/oer

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:
Georgia Tech is a proud partner in Affordable Learning Georgia (ALG). ALG was created by the University System of Georgia to find alternatives to the use of expensive, commercial textbooks. Since 2014, ALG offers financial support for faculty transforming their courses to low cost either through use of OERs, library materials, or low/no cost resources; creating open textbooks through the UNG Press; making grant supported open materials available through the GALILEO Open Learning Materials; and raising awareness on campus.https://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/

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