The Akademos 2020 Survey of College and University Academic Leadership

The biennial survey provides insights from academic leaders on the rapidly changing textbook and course materials environment

Our 2020 Survey of Academic Leadership white paper is now available for download! This survey explores the current state of textbooks and course materials, and how institutions continue to prioritize reducing course material costs and understand their impact on student success. It also compares trends from previous surveys to give you a broader understanding of the changing course material environment and the pace at which it has evolved.

Covering topics such as the cost of course materials and its impact on retention, persistence, and completion, obstacles to reducing course material costs, student purchasing behaviors and the impact of high costs on academic performance, and current and future usage of digital materials and eLearning models, this survey provides insights on innovative solutions to textbook and course material affordability as well as understanding student academic needs.

The high cost of textbooks and course materials represents a significant challenge in higher education. It can be a struggle to deal with all of the obstacles that stand in the way of addressing the rapidly evolving demands of course material needs. The academic leaders surveyed provided valuable information on the ways in which their institutions are coping. We are fortunate to be able to share these and other insights with you.

Click here to download the white paper and let us know if you would like to be included in the next survey!



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