Reducing Textbook Costs

Spring
2008
Resolution Number: 
20.01
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Category: 
Students
Status: 
Assigned

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is on record as encouraging faculty to consider the cost of books;

Whereas, Textbook prices have increased beyond the resources of many students; and

Whereas, The Fall 2005 paper Textbook Issues: Economic Pressures and Academic Values provided recommendations to local academic senates about how to reduce textbook costs for our students;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local academic senates to re-introduce this paper to their local senates for continued dialogue about how to reduce textbook costs;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges conduct a survey of local senates to ascertain the progress made on the recommendations listed above regarding textbooks; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges share the results of the survey along with effective practices for improving textbook purchasing, loans, online resources, and related issues at the Spring 2009 Plenary Session. MSC Disposition: Local Senates

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