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Over the past decade, the cost of higher education has continued to rise faster than income growth, posing significant challenges for students and families struggling to afford a college degree. Students are actively looking for avenues to find relief and avoid additional expenses, often cutting corners on basic needs in order to save money. Colleges and universities across the country are actively looking for ways to help their students address these rising costs, particularly with textbooks.PDF DOWNLOAD
How professors view the importance of their assigned course materials doesn’t always match students’ perceptions. In fact, students may not purchase required materials at all. Why is that? And what can professors do to increase the perceived importance of course materials? In this article, we’ll explore why this phenomenon is occurring, and what campus stores and professors can do to restore the perceived value of course materials.PDF DOWNLOAD
Selecting the right course materials for students is an important decision for faculty, schools and campus bookstores. Recent advances in technology are rapidly expanding options for how content is delivered. Adding digital books and open educational resources (OER) can seem overwhelming if these categories are new to your institution.PDF DOWNLOAD
On the surface, many students are surprised at the local costs of course materials per term. They often think that the materials are unaffordable, especially when layering in the reality of rising tuition bills. The good news? Options exist that can bring the price of course materials within students’ reach.PDF DOWNLOAD