Textbook Equity is a campuswide initiative aspiring that all UNI students have access to high-quality course materials that are: affordable, accessible, and inclusive.
Initiative Accomplishments To Date:
In a spring 2021 survey (n = 688), UNI students reported they:
In addition to being free to access, research has shown that the use of OER can lead to various benefits for students and instructors alike:
UNI faculty saved students more than $387,000 in 2022 through reported use of free online textbooks including Open Educational Resources (OER).
There are a number of ways to address textbook equity, as shown below. This guide primarily focuses on Open Educational Resources (OER).
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