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University of Rhode Island

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Presented at a faculty workshop at the University of Rhode Island on October 4, 2017.

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  1. 1. OPEN TEXTBOOKS Access, Affordability, and Academic Success David Ernst, PhD University of Minnesota By David Ernst. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. 2. “…higher education shall be equally accessible to all”
  3. 3. The cost barrier kept 2.4 million low and moderate-income college-qualified high school graduates from completing college in the previous decade. The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED529499.pdf
  4. 4. $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 $10,000 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 US Higher Education Funding - $/FTE State Funding Tuition Revenue http://www.sheeo.org
  5. 5. $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 $10,000 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015 Rhode Island Higher Education Funding - $/FTE State Funding Tuition Revenue http://www.sheeo.org
  6. 6. 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 Hours@MinimumWage Hours of Work Required to Afford Tuition (University of Minnesota)
  7. 7. The average borrower owes more than $30,100 in student loans (class of 2016). http://ticas.org/posd/map-state-data University of Rhode Island = $32,750
  8. 8. $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,300 $1,400 $1,500 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $Billions US Debt Consumer Revolving Credit Student Loan Debt Federal Reserve http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/Current/
  9. 9. What can we do? Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Personal Expenses Transportation
  10. 10. What can we do? Tuition and Fees Room and Board Books and Supplies Personal Expenses Transportation
  11. 11. 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% 700% 800% 900% 1,000% 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 Increase in Textbook Prices Textbooks CPI Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
  12. 12. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/freshman-year/college-textbook-prices-have-risen-812-percent-1978-n399926
  13. 13. The average student should budget $1,230 - $1,390 for textbooks and course materials in 2016-17. https://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/average-estimated-undergraduate-budgets-2016-17 http://web.uri.edu/ir/netprice-2/ University of Rhode Island = $1,200
  14. 14. What do you think about the cost of textbooks?
  15. 15. What do you think about the cost of textbooks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d6HTN6llgo
  16. 16. Coping with the Cost • Purchase an older edition of the textbook • Delay purchasing the textbook • Never purchase the textbook • Share the textbook with other students • Download textbooks from the internet
  17. 17. –U of MN Student "I figured French hadn't changed that much.”
  18. 18. 59% of students report that they have had to wait for their financial aid check to purchase textbooks. Unpublished Minnesota State University Student Association survey
  19. 19. Have you ever delayed purchasing a textbook because of cost?
  20. 20. Have you ever delayed purchasing a textbook because of cost? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjaTJC8zZJ4
  21. 21. 7/10 students surveyed hadn’t bought a required textbook due to cost. http://www.slideshare.net/txtbks/open-education-and-solving-the-textbook-cost-crisis
  22. 22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4IswNs0WWE
  23. 23. 2012 2016 63.6% 66.5% Not purchase the required textbook 49.2% 47.6% Take fewer courses 45.1% 45.5% Not register for a specific course 33.9% 37.6% Earn a poor grade 26.7% 26.1% Drop a course 17.0% 19.8% Fail a course In your academic career, has the cost of required textbooks caused you to: http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Florida_Student_Textbook_Survey.pdf
  24. 24. Other models…
  25. 25. Where does the funding come from?  Universities (SUNY, Umass Amherst, Portland State, …)  Foundations (Hewlett, Gates, …)  Governments (state, federal)  Institutional Consortia (CALI)
  26. 26. All Rights Reserved Some Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Plus…
  28. 28. With Creative Commons licenses, you are free to… Copy Mix Share Keep Edit Use
  29. 29. open.umn.edu
  30. 30. 2 2 10 19 50 178 486 647 0 40 80 120 160 200 240 280 320 360 400 440 480 520 560 600 640 680 1.0-1.5 1.5-2.0 2.0-2.5 2.5-3.0 3.0-3.5 3.5-4.0 4.0-4.5 4.5-5.0 Reviews Ratings Open Textbook Reviews
  31. 31. 12 Peer Reviewed Studies of Perceptions of OER Quality http://openedgroup.org/
  32. 32. 5,201 Professors and Students http://openedgroup.org/
  33. 33. 50% Same35% Better 15% Worse http://openedgroup.org/
  34. 34. 13 Peer Reviewed Studies of Efficacy http://openedgroup.org/
  35. 35. 119,720 Students http://openedgroup.org/
  36. 36. 95% Same or Better Outcomes http://openedgroup.org/
  37. 37. Introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics 1272 pages Available in PDF ePub Print Web Bookshare (accessible) Instructor solution manual Powerpoint slides
  38. 38. Examples of Customizing
  39. 39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= E1zAcm0lXn0
  40. 40. PM4ID
  41. 41. What can we do?
  42. 42. What can we do? • Take a look! • Write a review! • Adopt if a book meets the needs of you and your students • Raise awareness - talk with colleagues in your program and department
  43. 43. Writing a Review Is there is a textbook in the Open Textbook Library that fits your class and/or expertise? Stipend will be paid for: 1. attending this workshop, and 2. reviewing a textbook in the Open Textbook Library
  44. 44. Writing a Review 1. You will receive an email with a link to the online review form. 2. Complete a concise review by November 17. 3. The review will be posted on the Open Textbook Library under an open license. 4. Stipend will be paid.
  45. 45. David Ernst dernst@umn.edu @dernst Slides: http://slideshare.net/djernst Open Textbook Library: open.umn.edu By David Ernst. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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