Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.59
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Raritan Valley Community College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Does the institution host a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project?:
No

A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:
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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:

Faculty grants are offered at tiered levels for the peer review, adoption, adaptation, and creation of open access textbooks. Grants range from $250 to $1,500 per faculty member. Special grants for higher amounts may be awarded for writing an openly licensed textbook for a course for which no suitable OER exist.


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