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Started by Wahoo Redux, January 29, 2024, 06:46:13 AM
QuoteFor nearly a decade, universities have been able to automatically charge students for books and supplies, creating a system the Education Department says lacks transparency.
QuoteThe Biden administration wants to roll back an Obama-era policy that allowed a procurement model for digital textbooks and course materials to flourish—a move that's alarmed publishers and institutions, but one that student advocates say would give students more choices.The Association of American Publishers says nearly half of all degree-granting institutions have adopted a version of the sourcing option known as inclusive or equitable access, in which students receive all required course materials—offered for sale at below-market rates through deals struck between institutions, publishers and campus bookstores—by the first day of class as part of their tuition and fees.The Education Department proposes to take away colleges' ability to automatically bill students for their books and supplies, with only a few exceptions. Instead, students would have to opt in.
Quote from: Wahoo Redux on January 29, 2024, 06:46:13 AMIHE: Biden Administration Looks to Clamp Down on Inclusive AccessGotta say, students hated these required texts, and I hated having to negotiate the lousy software and trying to figure out what students are supposed to do with a text I never wanted in the first place.Go Joe.I had no idea this practice was called "Inclusive Access." Cheesy but effective marketing on the part of textbook publishers. It is a particularly ironic label considering that "Inclusive Access" means students will pay anywhere from $20 to $70 or more for a book that they could find on Amazon for $4.
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