Affordable Learning Materials and Texas State University: First Year Report from the Managing Textbook Costs Committee




Sriraman, Vedaraman
Willett, Dana R.
Bagby, Jokwon
Cavitt, Mary Ellen
Gonzales, Matthew
Gutierrez, Sonya
Kipp, Lindsay
Martin, Benjamin R.
Martinez, Sergio
McNeill, Seth

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In August 2019, Texas State University formed a Managing Textbook Costs Committee composed of students, faculty, and teaching and learning support staff to study the issue of textbook costs for our students. During the 2019-2020 academic year the committee: - scanned departments and colleges for on-going affordable learning materials activity; - surveyed students and faculty about learning materials and their costs; - explored best practices for adoption of affordable learning materials initiative; - conducted a literature review on affordable learning materials; and - studied approaches for engaging faculty and students on the subject. This is the Texas State University Managing Textbook Costs Committee's first year report.



textbook affordability, higher education, affordable learning materials


Sriraman, V., & Willett, D. R., et al. (2020). Affordable learning materials and Texas State University: First year report from the Managing Textbook Costs Committee. Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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