Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.56
Liaison Kristeena Blaser
Submission Date Aug. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

Oklahoma State University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kristeena Blaser
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Services
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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 Oklahoma State University Libraries purchases a copy of textbooks which cost over $100 or are used in courses for classes of 100 or more students. These textbooks are available for short-term checkout. Additionally, the OSU Libraries and OpenOKState support the adoption, modification, creation, and publication of open educational resources.


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 OpenOKState OER program supports collaboration and innovation among OSU faculty, instructors, administrators, and students working to increase access to meaningful teaching, learning, and research resources and experiences. The program provides educational opportunities regarding the use of OER as well as assistance with its location, creation and modification. Additionally, the program offers financial incentive, instructional design support, and consultation regarding the alignment of open scholarship with faculty research agendas.


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Additional information available at: https://open.library.okstate.edu/

Data Source:
Kathy Essmiller, OER Librarian | Music, Theatre, Dance Liaison & Associate Professor of Professional Practice

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