Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

Most of our students either rent or buy their textbooks through eFollett. They can use their financial aid to do so. For students who are financially less capable there are several affordable textbook options on campus.

The campus Free Store collects used textbooks that students do not resell and makes them available for students in need. The Center for Integrated Advising and Coaching also operates a free textbook lending service. In addition, a limited number of textbooks for many courses are available through the campus library.

The Center for Integrated Advising and Coaching assigns a coach to every incoming Warren Wilson student. These coaches inform students about these alternative textbook options. The website listed on this report does not describe the affordable textbook program fully. The information is communicated in these coaching meetings.


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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