Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

Affordable Instructional Resources (AIR) is a network of Northwestern faculty and staff interested in reducing course material costs. AIR initiatives include mapped library resources, including textbook reserve services, open educational materials, a textbook loan program (Books for Cats), and printing credit / free printing for course materials.


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:

Grants of up to $5,000 to develop, use, and publish OERs for undergraduate courses, as well as individualized support from librarians on finding, using, and publishing OERs


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