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PDFWAC 132X-80-030

Course materials and cost savings.

(1) The college bookstore will provide students the option of purchasing materials that are unbundled, when possible.
(2) The college bookstore will publicly disclose to faculty, staff and students the title, authors, edition, International Standard Book Number (ISBN), and retail price of materials on a per course basis four weeks before each term begins.
(3) The college bookstore will disclose publicly how new editions vary from previous editions by providing the contact information for the publisher when requested.
(4) When a new edition of a textbook is ordered by faculty, the bookstore will provide new text pricing for the faculty when contacted directly. The bookstore will also inquire if students may use the old edition if it is available.
(5) The college bookstore will promote and publicize book buy-back programs.
(6) Faculty and staff are encouraged to consider the least costly practices in assigning course materials such as:
(a) Adopting the least expensive edition available when educational content is comparable as determined by the faculty;
(b) Working closely with publishers and bookstore staff to create bundled materials if such packaging delivers cost savings to students; and
(c) Working with the bookstore staff to disseminate open source course materials when such open source materials are adopted and required for the course.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW and RCW 42.56.040. WSR 12-03-093, ยง 132X-80-030, filed 1/17/12, effective 2/17/12.]
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