Status of ITS resources
Increasing costs of commercial print resources are a major concern for both students and their parents. By initiating the fee, not only do students have a more cost-effective option that remains, on average, cheaper than most textbook options, but also provides incentive for faculty to implement and maintain open/alternative resources for their courses.
The fee is assessed at the course level and only approved courses will be eligible. The fee can be applied to one or multiple sections of the same course. A proposed course may include:
All K-State faculty who teach a course with an open/alternative resource at K-State are eligible to apply for this fee. Examples can be found on the Open Textbook Resources page.
In your application, please provide the required information for the following questions:
All K-State faculty who teach a course with an open/alternative resource at K-State are eligible to apply for this fee.
Materials not eligible for the fee include:
Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of two teaching faculty, a representative from K-State Libraries, a representative from the Student Access Center, and at least one student.
The fee award will be based on responses to narrative questions above and criteria below:
For approved courses, the fee collected will be divided between the supporting department (89%) and the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative (9%), leaving 2% for bad debt. Following the rules of the university regulations and policy, departmental funds may be used as deemed by the department.
For more information or to discuss a potential fee application please contact:
Dr. Andy Bennett Mathematics (785) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brian LindshieldDepartment of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics, and Health (785) email@example.com
Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship 313 Hale Library(785) firstname.lastname@example.org
1117 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
CALL › 785-532-3014
EMAIL › email@example.com
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