Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.14
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date April 9, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of North Carolina, Charlotte
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning


Institution supports textbook affordability by:

  • Hosting a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or an alternate textbook project covering multiple divisions or departments; AND/OR

  • Providing incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks (or alternate textbooks composed of open educational resources). The incentives may include honors, fellowships, titles, monetary rewards, and/or release time.



This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points for meeting both of the criteria listed. Partial points are available. An institution that meets one, but not both, criteria earns 0.25 bonus points.


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