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Westnet CIO Meeting - Tucson, AZ 1-4-16

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Westnet CIO Meeting - Tucson, AZ 1-4-16

  1. 1. Open Textbook Network David Ernst, PhD University of Minnesota @dernst Westnet CIO Meeting | January 4, 2016
  2. 2. –United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights “…higher education shall be equally accessible to all…”
  3. 3. 63.6% Not purchase the required textbook 49.2% Take fewer courses 45.1% Not register for a specific course 33.9% Earn a poor grade 26.7% Drop a course 17.0% 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
  4. 4. open = free + permissions
  5. 5. open = free + permissions
  6. 6. open = free + permissions copy mix share keep edit use
  7. 7. The Vision Open textbooks are the default choice by faculty. Work to be done: • Help faculty overcome barriers to adoption of open textbooks. • Help institutions build or advance their open textbook program.
  8. 8. Faculty
  9. 9. What are the barriers that keep faculty from adopting open textbooks?
  10. 10. Barriers to Faculty Adoption • Faculty don’t know where to find open textbooks
  11. 11. open.umn.edu
  12. 12. Adoptions: 0
  13. 13. Barriers to Faculty Adoption • Faculty don’t know where to find open textbooks • Faculty don’t understand the urgency of student financial stress, and how it can impact students academically • Faculty aren’t aware that open textbooks are an option • Faculty don’t know what open textbooks are • Faculty confuse open textbooks with electronic textbooks
  14. 14. $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 US Higher Education Funding - $/FTE State Funding Tuition Revenue http://www.sheeo.org
  15. 15. $2,000 $3,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000 $7,000 $8,000 $9,000 $10,000 $11,000 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 Minnesota Higher Education Funding - $/FTE State Funding Tuition Revenue http://www.sheeo.org
  16. 16. 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 Hours@MinimumWage Hours of Work Required to Afford Tuition (University of Minnesota)
  17. 17. $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $1,000 $1,100 $1,200 $1,300 $1,400 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 $Billions US Debt Consumer Revolving Credit Student Loan Debt Federal Reserve http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/Current/
  18. 18. What can we do? • Tuition and Fees • Room and Board • Books and Supplies • Personal Expenses • Transportation
  19. 19. What can we do? • Tuition and Fees • Room and Board • Books and Supplies • Personal Expenses • Transportation
  20. 20. 0% 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% 700% 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Increase in Textbook Prices Textbooks CPI Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/cpi/
  21. 21. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/freshman-year/college-textbook-prices-have-risen-812-percent-1978-n399926
  22. 22. The average student should budget $1,249 - $1,364 for textbooks and course materials in 2015-16. http://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/average-estimated-undergraduate-budgets-2015-16
  23. 23. Coping Strategies • Purchase an older edition of the textbook • Delay purchasing the textbook • Never purchase the textbook • Share the textbook with other students
  24. 24. 63.6% Not purchase the required textbook 49.2% Take fewer courses 45.1% Not register for a specific course 33.9% Earn a poor grade 26.7% Drop a course 17.0% 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
  25. 25. Other models…
  26. 26. Adoptions: 0
  27. 27. Barriers to Faculty Adoption • Faculty don’t know where to find open textbooks • Faculty don’t understand the urgency of student financial stress, and how it can impact students academically • Faculty aren’t aware that open textbooks are an option • Faculty don’t know what open textbooks are • Faculty confuse open textbooks with electronic textbooks • Faculty are skeptical of the quality of open textbooks
  28. 28. + +
  29. 29. Adoptions: 11 (out of 9!)
  30. 30. Institutions
  31. 31. Local Sustainability • Build local expertise – On-campus workshops (faculty, staff, …)
  32. 32. On-campus Training
  33. 33. Local Sustainability • Build local expertise – On-campus workshops (faculty, staff, …) – Staff training – how to engage with faculty
  34. 34. Summer Institute
  35. 35. Local Sustainability • Build local expertise – On-campus workshops (faculty, staff, …) – Staff training – how to engage with faculty – Materials – Peer network • Data collection
  36. 36. Impact To Date • 30 partners representing 100 campuses
  37. 37. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cleveland State University Colorado State University Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Macalester College Minnesota State College and Universities (34) North Dakota University System (11) The Ohio State University Oregon Community Colleges (17) Oregon State University Portland State University Purdue University Temple University University of Arizona University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Massachusetts Amherst University of Minnesota University of North Carolina - Greensboro University of Northwestern St. Paul University of Oklahoma University of Washington University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee University of Wisconsin – Stout University of Utah Utah Academic Library Consortium (11) Virginia Tech West Virginia University Open Textbook Network
  38. 38. Impact To Date • 30 partners representing 100 campuses • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation funding
  39. 39. Impact To Date • 30 partners representing 100 campuses • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation funding • 500 faculty exposed to open textbooks • 380 faculty reviews of open textbooks
  40. 40. 0 0 5 1 14 64 136 160 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 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
  41. 41. Impact To Date • 30 partners representing 100 campuses • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation funding • 500 faculty exposed to open textbooks • 380 faculty reviews of open textbooks • 40% adoption rate • Engaged and active community • Student savings…
  42. 42. open.umn.edu Open Textbook Library Open Textbook Network David Ernst dernst@umn.edu @dernst Questions?

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