WSR 10-19-114

EXPEDITED RULES

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


[ Filed September 21, 2010, 1:39 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 478-165 WAC, Cost savings in course materials.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff, Director of Rules Coordination, University of Washington, Rules Coordination Office, Box 351210, Seattle, WA 98195-1210 , AND RECEIVED BY November 23, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: During the 2006 legislative session, chapter 81, Laws of 2006, mandated the University of Washington adopt rules concerning the cost savings of course materials (codified as RCW 28B.10.590). In 2007, the University of Washington adopted chapter 478-165 WAC, Cost savings in course materials.

During the 2009 legislative session, chapter 241, Laws of 2009, amended RCW 28B.10.590 and required the University of Washington to amend its rules accordingly. The statute now requires book stores affiliated with the University of Washington to disclose additional specific information to students on required course materials, and for university faculty to consider additional means by which to provide the least costly course materials, when educational content is comparable. The University of Washington proposes amending chapter 478-165 WAC with essentially the same language as the amended statute.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The content of the proposed rule is dictated by statute.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 241, Laws of 2009, RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 241, Laws of 2009.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: University of Washington, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Gus Kravas, Special Assistant to the Provost, 227 Gerberding Hall, Box 351241, Seattle, WA 98195-1241, (206) 543-9233; Implementation and Enforcement: Phyllis Wise, Provost and Executive Vice President, 301 Gerberding Hall, Box 351237, Seattle, WA 98195-1237, (206) 543-7632.

September 21, 2010

Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff

UW Director of

Rules Coordination

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-16-034, filed 7/23/07, effective 8/23/07)

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; and

(5) Disclose information to students on required course materials including, but not limited to, title, authors, edition, price, and International Standard Book Number (ISBN) at least four weeks before the start of the class for which the materials are required. The provost may waive the disclosure requirement provided in this subsection on a case-by-case basis, if students may reasonably expect that nearly all information regarding course materials is available four weeks before the start of the class for which the materials are required. The requirement provided in this subsection does not apply if the faculty member using the course materials is hired four weeks or less before the start of class.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130. 07-16-034, 478-165-040, filed 7/23/07, effective 8/23/07.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-16-034, filed 7/23/07, effective 8/23/07)

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, adopting free, open textbooks when available, and working with librarians to provide compilations of web and library resources that are freely available to students, 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)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130. 07-16-034, 478-165-050, filed 7/23/07, effective 8/23/07.]

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