Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.16
Liaison Yara Watson Colon
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Central Florida
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Yara Watson Colon
Sustainability Specialist II
Sustainability Initiatives
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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 goal of the library’s Textbook Affordability program is to work with campus partners and faculty to minimize the cost of course materials for students while maintaining the quality of educational materials and respecting academic freedom.

Areas of focus

1) locating electronic books as one-to-one replacements of existing course textbooks – with no cost to students
2) hosting print copies of textbooks on Reserve
3) identifying open educational resources and library-sourced information as alternatives to commercially produced textbooks
4) tracking metrics associated with faculty adoptions


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