Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
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:

Ohio University makes textbooks available to students at no or low cost in a number of ways, including through course reserves, Library Content Folders in Blackboard, our Alt-Textbook Initiative, OhioLINK's Ohio Open Ed Collaborative and the Top Hat Marketplace.

Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine's Learning Resource Centers include many of the textbooks required for their DO degree.


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:

Instructional support from librarians and instructional designers for streamlining syllabi and maximizing access to course readings/textbooks.


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Entered by Elaine Goetz on 7/26/21; verified by Kelly Broughton, Assistant Dean for Research & Education Services, University Libraries on 7/27/21.

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