Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.29
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Brandon Trelstad
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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:

OSU's Human Services Resource Center hosts the textbook lending program. The HSRC has books for 360 different OSU courses (and more than 1200 textbooks total). During the pandemic, the HSRC is not loaning physical textbooks. In partnership with the Valley Library, they are collaborating to provide digital course reserves.


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:

Open Oregon State is working closely with OSU faculty members to make college more affordable through the use of free, open textbooks that can be accessed online. There are many open textbooks authored by Oregon State faculty which are currently in use, with dozens more currently in production.

Open educational resources (OER) aim to increase the world’s access to knowledge through open textbooks and reusable digital components. OER at Oregon State is a unit within the Division of Ecampus.

https://open.oregonstate.edu/textbooks/


Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
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