Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.17
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jessica Hernandez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

LMU offers Open Educational Resources (OER) and Unlimited User Ebooks. The OER program on campus supports the following:

Increase equity - provides access for all students to the learning materials they need on day one (and also in the future)
Offer faculty creativity and flexibility in course design (faculty have the ability to customize relevant and high quality content to align with unique teaching and learning outcomes)
Create opportunities to engage students with content creation
Support local and global access to teaching and learning as a social justice issue
Reduce the cost of an LMU education for our students


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:

LMU has offered grants to faculty for converting course materials to free for courses. Awards were based on the scope and scale of the project, cost-savings, and the number of students impacted.


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