Monday, December 17, 2012

Report to Oregon Legislature on Textbook Costs

Here is the final product of the HB 4058 Work Group on textbook costs.  We took a very different approach than other states, which decided to make things available and to encourage other things.  We have two current initiatives.  The first is to make sure that faculty have instructional material assignments in on time so students and book stores can shop for the best prices.  The second is a grant (bribe) fund to encourage faculty to reduce instructional materials costs with the help of an expert.

I've shopped this with the Portland State University Provost and will head out to other institutions as soon as I get my head above water.