Status of ITS resources
The high cost of commercial print textbooks is a major concern for Kansas State University, students, and their parents. The initiative’s goal is to encourage the implementation of cost saving texts for students while improving the quality of the learning process. Through the initiative, faculty can receive a stipend up to $5,000 to develop or adopt an alternative to a traditional textbook.
The funds can be given to either an individual faculty member or a team of faculty teaching multiple sections of the same course. A proposed project may include:
Additional Resources on the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative
Top five reasons to implement an Open/Alternative Textbook at K-State
1. Academic Freedom
2. Social Justice
3. Student Success
4. University Strategic Priorities
5. Win-Win-Win Scenario (Students - Faculty - University)
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Drs. Andy Bennett and Brian Lindshield have successfully developed and implemented open textbooks. Dr. Bennett's Elementary Differential Equations textbook features algorithms that create problem sets for students to practice. Dr. Lindshield's Kansas State University Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook was a finalist for the 2012 Education-Portal.com People's Choice Award for the Most Open Resource.
For more information about the fire and available services, including alternate study locations, visit the recovery website.
Branch libraries are fully operational. Online resources, interlibrary loan service, and library assistance are available.
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