Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.98
Liaison Briar Schoon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Portland Community College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Stephania Fregosi
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management 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 library lends textbooks for short-term checkout to students through the Course Reserves program, which provides access to a wide range of assigned textbookss. This is one of the library's most heavily used services. Students checkout the textbooks for an assigned period, ranging from 2 hours library use only to several weeks. Students use library scanners if they need to copy pages for reading later.

Here is the link for the Student Book Exchange (which I assume is currently on hiatus), a program run by ASPCC https://www.pcc.edu/resources/bookstore/exchange.html


Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
No

A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:

PCC has many programs to encourage faculty to author and/or adopt open textbooks! We offer an entire guide and frequent webinars to facilitate open education resource adaptation. See https://guides.pcc.edu/oer. Open Education week happens annually. Financial incentives are periodically available from the state.


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