Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.76
Liaison Richard Johnson
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Rice University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Griffiths
Sustainability Intern
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
OpenStax College

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

OpenStax College is a nonprofit initiative of Rice University which seeks to improve student access to quality learning materials. With support from many philanthropic foundations, OpenStax can provide free, peer-reviewed textbooks for a growing number of introductory courses. Educators work to ensure that these books are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of specific courses.
OpenStax College offers 15 textbooks, which have been used by more than 540,000 students and adopted by instructors in more than 2,000 courses globally. According to an article in ECampusNews, OpenStax College’s growing catalog of textbooks will save students an estimated $25 million in the 2015-16 academic year.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Contact: Alana Lemay-Gibson, OpenStax Project Manager, Head Resident Fellow at McMurtry

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