Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.10
Liaison Kimberly Hodge
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Washington and Lee University
IN-41: Textbook Affordability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Tamara Futrell
Associate Dean of Students
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
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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:

W&L partners with First-Generation Low-Income Partnership - or FLIP - for their lending library and students are able to donate their unwanted textbooks to the program, while other students can save money by borrowing these donated textbooks. The lending library has a designated space on the third floor of Elrod Commons. The lending library had more than 150 books at the end of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded over time. FLIP is dedicated to creating a supportive community specifically for First Gen and/or Low-Income (FGLI) students, but all students are welcome to borrow the textbooks.

https://my.wlu.edu/office-of-inclusion-and-engagement/diversity-resources/first-generation-students/flip

The University Library also has multi-user access to e-textbooks.


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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