Electronic Text and Rentals

A CSU study of students’ textbook use found that up to 30% of students do not purchase textbooks, whether for financial or other reasons.  This lack of access to required learning materials by a significant portion of our students hinders learning and impairs student success.  If the majority of required learning materials can be provided to students electronically for a single flat fee, then all students will have equal access to the learning materials therefore enhancing the academic environment and creating an opportunity for increased student success.  Ultimately, the plan is that students may be charged a flat fee for access to e-textbooks and other electronic learning materials that are required by the faculty.  The goal is to achieve a minimum of 80% adoption of e-textbooks and/or open source textbooks and other course materials for all courses offered at CSUEB.

The actual fee and timing of the implementation of the fee students will pay toward e-textbooks, if adopted, will proceed according to an implementation plan which will be developed and monitored by the A2E2 Advisory Committee.  Implementation of the Electronic Text and Rental Services of the A2E2 Fee will not occur without thorough investigation and recommendation by the A2E2 Advisory Committee. This portion of the A2E2 Fee is not being implemented at this time.

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