In Case You Missed It: Our Most Popular Equitable Access Resources of 2022

As we approach a new year and new semester, it’s time to focus on innovative new ideas and initiatives.

One initiative that gained strength in 2022 was Equitable Access, the course material model that bundles the cost of textbooks with the cost of tuition. While room and board, meal plans, and facility fees have long been paired with tuition, the concept of bundling textbooks into the cost has historically been met with resistance. With a rising need to think outside the box to drive enrollment, embracing change initiatives may be the key to success.

Whether you’re just starting to explore a first-day course materials model or you’re in decision-making mode for the upcoming semesters, our most-read resources from 2022 will provide valuable information for your consideration.

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Hastings College: A Case Study on Equitable Access Success

One of the themes consistently mentioned in our conversations with colleges and universities is – schools are looking for creative new ways to increase enrollment and drive student success.

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Opening an Equitable Access Conversation on Campus

When change is hard, communicating the right information to the right audience is key to getting your team on board. 

At the root, Equitable Access is the bundling of books and course materials with tuition, but when you dive into the details, Equitable Access is so much more. 

Equitable Access is:

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Every Textbook on Day One {Webinar Recap}

Students continue to struggle to afford the materials that are so critical to their success. The data from recent studies is confirming that there is a clear connection between access to course materials and student success.

On this month’s live webinar, Every Textbook on Day One: An Untapped Student Success Tool, a panel packed with industry experts discussed the transformative power of cost-saving textbooks and course material delivery programs, including Inclusive and Equitable Access. 

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How Does Equitable Access Impact Student Readiness and Retention?

Student readiness, success, and retention are key metrics for Academic Affairs offices across higher education. Changing your course material purchase and delivery service might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re brainstorming ways to improve those metrics, but it shouldn’t be dismissed.

Today’s college students are accustomed to subscription models and flat-rate fees because so many of them grew up with these services. Equitable Access is an innovative course material delivery model that offers students access to their course materials on the first day of class for one low fee, embedded into the cost of tuition.

Here are some of the top ways implementing an Equitable Access model can positively impact your students:

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Can Equitable Access Positively Impact Your Bottom Line?

Equitable Access is transforming the way textbooks and course materials are thought about on campuses across the country, but it’s more than just a trending topic. The model allows students access to all required course materials on the first day of class for one low fee, embedded into the cost of tuition. It can drastically drive the cost of textbooks down for your student population. But can Equitable Access also positively impact your bottom line?

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