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The Textbook Project: Exploring Student Access to Course Materials at K

" "Image by Felix Mittermeier from Pixabay 

What We've Done

  • Met with Bookstore Director to discuss textbooks at K--August 2019
  • Met with Intercultural Director to discuss their textbook library--August 2019
  • Presented at New Faculty Teaching & Learning Lunch--September 5, 2019
    • Shared Textbook Alternatives bookmark
  • Launched Course Reserves Pilot Project--Fall 2019
  • Surveyed Students--September 2019
  • Presented at Fridays at Four--October 4
    • Shared survey results with 12 interested faculty & Assistant Provost
  • Discussed textbooks--November 8, 2019
    • Member of Provost, Financial Aid, Business, and Student Development Offices in attendance
  • Presented at Admin Staff Meeting--January 24, 2020
    • Presented "textbook problem," summary of survey, pilot project, and discussed next steps
  • Presented at Support Staff Meeting--February 14, 2020
    • Presented "textbook problem," summary of survey, pilot project, and discussed next steps

Presentation Materials

Suggested Readings: The Textbook Problem

Textbooks in Academic Libraries: Suggested Readings

Articles