|Submission Date||March 2, 2018|
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
IN-24: Innovation A
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
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:
All classes at the University utilize a textbook rental program- students do not purchase any books for their classes, instead they are all rented. Students each pay $6.46 per credit (1-11 credits) or $77.52 maximum (12 to 18 credits) per semester for this service.
The program not only dramatically reduces educational costs for students (which in turn increases access), but also reduces waste and our campus carbon footprint (due to a reduction in shipping/transportation of individual books to students).
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
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 innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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