According to research results highlighted in The 2015 survey of College Presidents, Provosts and CAOs on the Future of Bookstore Services and Textbook Delivery White Paper, creating a formalized textbook affordability program is the key to unlocking student and faculty satisfaction.
One of the most important insights from our 2015 survey of College Presidents, Provosts and CAOs on the Future of Bookstore Services and Textbook Delivery is that having a formal program to help faculty select high-quality, low-cost course materials directly correlates with higher student and faculty satisfaction. However, only 21% of institutions in the survey reported that they have a formal program.
This piece of data should be very actionable for most institutions and does not require a major investment or implementation of complex technology. Our new white paper includes some best practices for textbook affordability programs so that every institution can start the process of implementing a program for their campus.