January 19, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMUptown Campus
According to the Consumer Price Index, from 2006-2016, the cost of college students' textbooks increased by 88% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). It is estimated that on average, full-time college students enrolled in a 4-year institution spent 1,240$ in 2019-2020 on textbooks (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org). One way faculty and staff can address this equity issue is to assign open educational resources (OERs) instead of traditional costly textbooks in their classes. In this workshop, we will cover some of the tactics used by traditional textbook publishers and its impact on student success. We will review some of the established OER policies and initiatives currently available and identify reputable, scholarly OER for your classes.