Whereas the availability of affordable textbooks and other assigned classroom materials is critical to student success, and
Whereas textbook pricing policies are thereby a major academic concern of faculty,
Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Executive Committee that the Senate collaborate with Ca1SACC to investigate textbook pricing policies systemwide, identify issues, and report back to the Academic Senate for the 1996 Fall session any appropriate recommendations for action.
M/S/C Disposition: Ca1SACC, Executive Committee
The committee created and sent a survey to local senate presidents, bookstore managers, and student body presidents to solicit information on current bookstore pricing trends, policies, and governance. The response was not overwhelming, but provided enough information to illustrate some trends. This information created the basis for a information and position paper which was adopted and published.