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EDUCATION – TRU Students’ Union to press for open textbooks program

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The TRU Students’ Union will press its case for an open textbook grants program when it appears before the university’s academic planning and priorities committee on Thursday (April 13, 2017).

TRUSU said in a media release today the presentation to the committee will determine whether TRU will “take action or fall further behind in the use of open textbooks.”

The students will ask that the Office of the Provost develop and present a plan to the TRU Senate by September.

The campaign for open textbooks was launched last August.

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2 Comments on EDUCATION – TRU Students’ Union to press for open textbooks program

  1. What? You should explain just what is meant by Open Textbooks, generally speaking, to my aged generation that means you want to be able to use your book during tests, surely you don’t mean that?

    • Mel Rothenburger // April 11, 2017 at 8:15 PM // Reply

      Great question. Open textbooks are a way of reducing costs of textbooks to students. They are licensed and usually made available online. Currently, paying $200 for a single textbook is not unusual.

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