Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
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:

https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/librarypubs/131/

In addition the College has a $5,000 annual scholarship they use to help offset text book expenses tot he students with need.


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:

The Library team that coordinates the Open Text book program has an annual session where they educate Faculty on the program and offer an opportunity to receive a $200 stipend if they submit recommend


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