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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 5, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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
COST SAVINGS IN COURSE MATERIALS
(2) "Bundled" means a group of objects joined together by packaging or required to be purchased as an indivisible unit.
(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.
(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.