WSR 07-16-034

PERMANENT RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed July 23, 2007, 1:23 p.m. , effective August 23, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: As required by RCW 28B.10.590, the University of Washington proposes these new rules to give students more choices for purchasing educational materials and to encourage faculty and staff to work closely with bookstores and publishers to implement the least costly option without sacrificing educational content and to provide maximum cost savings to students.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-09-072 on April 17, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 19, 2007.

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

Director of Rules Coordination

OTS-9580.1

Chapter 478-165 WAC

COST SAVINGS IN COURSE MATERIALS


NEW SECTION
WAC 478-165-010   Authority.   Pursuant to the requirements of RCW 28B.10.590, the board of regents of the University of Washington has established these rules regarding promoting cost savings in course materials for students at the University of Washington.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 478-165-020   Policy.   It is declared the policy of the University of Washington that students should have increased choices for purchasing lower cost educational materials. Faculty and staff are encouraged to work closely with book stores and publishers to implement these rules and to find the least costly options for course materials without sacrificing educational content, and to provide maximum cost savings to students.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 478-165-030   Definitions.   (1) "Materials" means any supplies or texts required or recommended by faculty or staff of the University of Washington for a given course.

(2) "Bundled" means a group of objects joined together by packaging or required to be purchased as an indivisible unit.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 478-165-040   Affiliated book store responsibilities.   In making course materials available for purchase, any University of Washington affiliated book store should:

(1) Provide students the option of purchasing materials that are unbundled when possible;

(2) Disclose to faculty and staff the costs to students of purchasing materials, and work with faculty and staff to encourage publishers to provide information showing how new editions vary from previous editions and to make this information available publicly;

(3) Actively promote and publicize book buy-back programs; and

(4) Disclose retail costs for course materials on a per course basis to faculty and staff and make this information publicly available.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 478-165-050   Faculty and staff obligations.   In assigning course materials, faculty and staff members shall consider the least costly practices, which may include but are not limited to:

(1) Adopting the least expensive edition of materials available, consistent with copyright restrictions, when educational content is comparable as determined by the faculty; and

(2) Working closely with publishers and local book stores to create bundles and packages of course materials only if they deliver additional value or cost savings to students.

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