Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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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 Textbook Reserve Program is run by the Academic Affairs Committee of Macalester College's Student Government (MCSG) with an annual allocation of $10,000. They work with the college's library to purchase textbooks which students can check out for free. The selection focuses on expensive books and ones that are frequently relied upon. Students are also encouraged to request additions to the reserve.


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:

There is a small pool of funds available to faculty who wish to assist with open access journal author fees or for those who work to start a new Open Educational Resources project.


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