Category Archives: Campus report

Chemeketa Campus Report

Chemeketa Community College is taking a multi-pronged approach to textbook affordability that reflects years of planning, creating infrastructure, and collaboration. Chemeketa Press will help faculty publish affordable textbooks for their courses. The Library’s Digital Assets Program developed a repository for instructional content. Read more…

Columbia Gorge Campus Report

OER is gaining momentum at Columbia Gorge, with faculty adopting in Biology, History, Psychology, Philosophy, RD/WR 115 courses, Pre-college/Dev. Ed., and the CAS (Computer Applications and Office Systems) program. In this post Dan Hall, Sociology Instructor, discusses adopting an open textbook in his course and reports on the Open Textbook Summit that took place last month. Read more…

Klamath Campus Report

A pilot to begin replacing print textbooks with no- or low-cost OERs for English, business, writing, and art classes at Klamath Community College is projected to realize cost savings to students of between $10,000-$12,000, with the potential for over $70,000 in savings if all sections make the switch. Read more…

Linn-Benton Campus Report

Richenda Hawkins, Library Department Chair, summarizes textbook affordability efforts underway at Linn-Benton. The library spent $582 and a relatively modest amount of staff time to save students an estimated $16,435 to $22,977 per year. Based on these numbers, every library dollar spent represents a student savings of up to $40! Read more…