WSR 11-05-091



[ Filed February 16, 2011, 8:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-22-001.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 172-132 WAC, Course materials.

Hearing Location(s): Eastern Washington University, Main Campus, Tawanka Commons, Room 215, Cheney, Washington 99004, on March 25, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 26, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: University Policy Administrator, 214 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, e-mail, fax (509) 359-7036, by March 20, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Trent Lutey by March 20, 2011, (509) 359-6322.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: As required by RCW 28B.10.590, Eastern Washington University 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.35.120(12).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28B.10.590.

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

Name of Proponent: Eastern Washington University, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Laurie Connelly, 214 Showalter, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-2371; Implementation: Bob Anderson, EWU Bookstore, PUB, Cheney, Washington 99004, (509) 359-2826; and Enforcement: LeeAnn Case, 211 Tawanka Hall, Cheney, WA 99004, (509) 359-6618.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Chapter 516-40 [172-132] WAC does not impose a disproportionate impact on small businesses.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Chapter 172-132 WAC is not considered a significant legislative rule by Eastern Washington University.

February 15, 2011

Trent S. Lutey

University Policy Administrator

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-06-062, filed 3/2/09, effective 4/2/09)

WAC 172-132-030   Cost savings for course materials.   The Eastern Washington University Bookstore will:

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

(2) Disclose to faculty and staff the costs to students of purchasing materials and disclose retail costs for course materials on a per course basis to faculty and staff and make this information publicly available;

(3) Disclose publicly how new editions vary from previous editions by providing the contact information for the publisher;

(a) When a new edition of a textbook is ordered by faculty, the bookstore will notify them of the retail cost change to the students if this information is available. The bookstore will also inquire if students may use the old edition if it is available.

(b) The bookstore will provide notice that this is a new edition, and whether or not the student may use the old edition.

(4) 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 chief academic officer may waive this disclosure requirement 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 disclosure requirement does not apply if the faculty member using the course materials is hired four weeks or less before the start of class; and,

(((4))) (5) Promote and publicize book buy-back programs;

(((5) Encourage f)) Faculty and staff members will ((to)) consider the least costly practices in assigning course materials, such as adopting the least expensive edition available, adopting free, open textbooks when available, and working with college librarians to put together collections of free online web and library resources, when educational content is comparable as determined by the faculty ((and working closely with publishers and local bookstores to create bundles and packages if they deliver cost savings to students)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.35.120(12). 09-06-062, 172-132-030, filed 3/2/09, effective 4/2/09.]

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