Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: 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 has amended chapter 478-165 WAC with essentially the same language as the amended statute.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 478-165-040 and 478-165-050.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130.
Other Authority: University of Washington Board of Regents' Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-19-114 on September 21, 2010.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: November 30, 2010.
Rebecca Goodwin Deardorff
Director of Rules Coordination
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
(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.]
(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
(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.]