Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lafayette College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Kendall Roberson
Sustainability Fellow
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?:
No

A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:
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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 purpose of the Open Educational Resources and Affordability Initiative is to encourage the development of alternatives to high-cost textbooks and course materials at Lafayette. The program aims to support the adoption, adaptation, creation, or reuse of Open Educational Resources (OER) or other low cost alternatives to commercial textbooks and course materials. The program supports faculty who want to make the transition to low cost alternatives by providing grants and assistance for reworking course syllabi or creating new free materials.


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