Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nick Gittins
OER Coordinator
Digital 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:

As part of the partnership between USU Libraries and AIS, there are grant opportunities available to USU faculty for the adoption, adaption, and creation of OER. Faculty who are interested can contact the library with their course curriculum and learning objectives to receive a list of relevant OER that might work for their class.


Does the institution provide incentives for academic staff that explicitly encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks?:
Yes

A brief description of the incentives to encourage the authorship, peer review, and/or adoption of open access textbooks:

The goal of the Grant Program is to remove barriers to student success by encouraging instructors to utilize or create OER that reduce the cost of course material, improve learning outcomes, and support USU’s Principles of Community and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility priority. Individuals can propose to adopt, adapt, or create Open Educational Resources (OER) for courses at USU. Examples of OER that could be proposed include, but are not limited to: textbooks, videos, assessment tools, research materials, or interactive course modules.


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