Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Cyril Oberlander
Dean of the University Library
Library
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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:

The Library has a "Textbooks on Reserve" program that allows students to check out textbooks from 2 to 24 hours. In 18/19 nearly 3,000 students took advantage of this program.

List of available reserve items: https://reserves.calstate.edu/humboldt/
List of other OER's available (by discipline: https://libguides.humboldt.edu/openedu


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:

Faculty are eligible to receive from $300 to $1,500 for participating in the Affordable Learning Solutions program (see section AC-11). Additionally, Humboldt State University Press will publish open access materials for authors at no charge.


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