|Submission Date||March 4, 2021|
University of Virginia
IN-41: Textbook Affordability
|0.25 / 0.50||
Director, University & Community Relations and Development
Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity
Does the institution host a peer-to-peer textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project?:
A brief description of the textbook exchange program, textbook lending library, or alternate textbook project:
In 2019, the University of Virginia Library joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN), an international alliance of colleges and universities dedicated to enhancing students’ access to free, openly licensed course content. As an OTN member, the University of Virginia Library works with faculty to promote awareness of a rapidly growing body of open educational resources (OER), developed by colleges and universities in this country and abroad, and to help them use this material in their courses. Future plans for the implementation of an OER program at UVA include supporting new content created by faculty, with the possibility of publication through Aperio, the Library’s new publishing service. The UVA library has been working closely for the past year with fellow Virginia institutions on OER initiatives through the Virginia Academic Library Consortium (VIVA). Membership in these groups signals our commitment to open education as a way to promote innovations in teaching and learning while also addressing growing concerns about coursework affordability.
Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:
Website URL where information about the textbook affordability incentives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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