WSR 11-10-015

PERMANENT RULES

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


[ Filed April 26, 2011, 7:56 a.m. , effective May 27, 2011 ]


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

Purpose: As required by RCW 28B.10.590, Eastern Washington University proposes these 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.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 172-132 WAC, Course materials.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.35.120(12).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-05-091 on February 16, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: April 26, 2011.

Trent 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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