"We at PSU think it is important to address textbook affordability as one more piece of the puzzle of reducing the cost of a degree. Through the leadership of our Library Dean, Marilyn Moody, and in collaboration with the Faculty Senate and Associated Students of Portland State University, we created a task force to determine how PSU can lower course material costs for PSU students." Sona, K. Andrews, Provost and and Vice President of Academic Affairs. (http://psuprovostblog.com/2014/07/25/reducing-student-textbook-costs/)

The Reduce Student Costs Task Force reviewed strategies and made recommendations for lowering course material costs. This collection includes reports produced by the Reduce Student Costs Task Force and related progress reports and materials.

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Submissions from 2016

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Reducing Student Costs: A Report on Textbooks and Course Materials Implementation Status Update as of June 2016, Reducing Student Costs Implementation Plan

Submissions from 2015

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Reducing Student Costs: A Report on Textbooks and Course Materials, Marilyn K. Moody, Shadi Alkhaledi, Chelsey Weinmann, Kathleen M. Steppe, Jill Emery, Kimberly D. Pendell, Joel Bettridge, Karen Bjork, Emily Ford, Vincent Schreck, Berrin Erdogan, Gerardo Lafferriere, and Ralf Widenhorn

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Brochure: Reducing the Costs of University Education is a Priority for PSU, Portland State University Library and Office of Academic Innovation

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Implementation Plan. Reducing Student Costs: A Report on Textbooks and Course Materials, Reducing Student Costs Implementation Plan