Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.06
Liaison Deborah Steinberg
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2020

STARS v2.2

Knox College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Deborah Steinberg
Director of Campus Sustainability Initiatives
Office of Sustainability
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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:

There are two campus programs aiding textbook affordability:

1) The Knox College Share Shop accepts donations of books and these books are inventoried and available for students to take. We encourage books be donated back to the Share Shop after use, but it is not required.

2) The Knox chapter of Alpha Phi Omega runs a Book Co-op that buys used textbooks from Knox students and sells them back to students. Students can name their price (often much lower than retail). If bought while the student is still enrolled they receive the money and if it’s sold past their graduation date the money is donated to charity.


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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