EDA(LEGAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES: INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Textbook List

  1. The retail price;
  2. The author;
  3. The publisher;
  4. The most recent copyright date;
  5. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) assigned, if any; and
  6. Whether the textbook is an open educational resource.

Publication

  1. Publish the textbook list with the course schedule on the institution's Internet website and with any course schedule the institution provides in hard copy format to the students of the institution; and
  2. Make that information available to college bookstores and other bookstores that generally serve the students of the institution.

Exception

  1. Operated by an institution of higher education; or
  2. In a contractual relationship or otherwise affiliated with an institution of higher education.

Website with Search Function

  1. Ensure that the search function permits a search based on whether a course or section of a course requires or recommends only open educational resources; or
  2. Provide a searchable list of courses and sections of courses that require or recommend only open educational resources.

Faculty Deadline

Textbook Availability

  1. Each student of the institution during the week preceding each fall and spring semester;
  2. Each student enrolled at the institution in a semester or summer term during the first three weeks of the semester or the first week of the summer term, as applicable; and
  3. Students or prospective students of the institution attending an orientation conducted by or for the institution.

"University-Affiliated Bookstore"

Textbook Information

Provision of ISBN College Textbook Information in Course Schedules

  1. Disclose, on the institution's Internet course schedule and in the manner of the institution's choosing, the ISBN and retail price information of required and recommended college textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed in the institution's course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes. If the ISBN is not available for such college textbook or supplemental material, then the institution shall include in the Internet course schedule the author, title, publisher, and copyright date for such college textbook or supplemental material. If the institution determines that the disclosure of the information described above is not practicable for a college textbook or supplemental material, then the institution shall so indicate by placing the designation "To Be Determined" in lieu of the information required under this subsection; and
  2. If applicable, include on the institution's written course schedule a notice that textbook information is available on the institution's Internet course schedule, and the Internet address for such schedule.

Availability of Information for College Bookstores

  1. The institution's course schedule for the subsequent academic period; and
  2. For each course or class offered by the institution, for the subsequent academic period, the information required by 20 U.S.C. 1015b(d)(1), above, for each college textbook or supplemental material required or recommended for such course or class as described above, the number of students enrolled in such course or class, and the maximum student enrollment for such course or class.

Additional Information

  1. Available institutional programs for renting textbooks or for purchasing used textbooks;
  2. Available institutional guaranteed textbook buy-back programs;
  3. Available institutional alternative content delivery programs; or
  4. Other available institutional cost-saving strategies.

Textbook Assistance

  1. Available institutional programs for renting textbooks or for purchasing used textbooks;
  2. Available institutional guaranteed textbook buy-back programs;
  3. Available institutional programs for alternative delivery of textbook content;
  4. The availability of courses and sections of courses that require or recommend only open educational resources; and
  5. Other available institutional textbook cost-savings strategies.

Instructional Material for Certain Students with Disabilities

  1. Identified in writing by an academic department or instructor as being essential for the student to complete a course and/or program requirements;
  2. Listed on a course syllabus or other written format used to describe course; or
  3. Identified by agreement between instructor and student as essential for completing a program requirement not part of a specific course, such as an independent research project.

Request for Materials

  1. Certify that for each blind or visually impaired student or student with dyslexia who will use specialized instructional material based on the requested copy of the material in an electronic format for a course in which the student is enrolled at the institution, either the institution or the student has purchased a printed copy of the instructional material;
  2. Be signed by the person at the institution with primary responsibility for services for students with disabilities; and
  3. Include all available identifying information related to the material, to include but not be limited to ISBN number.

Electronic Copies

  1. Be in a format that contains all of the information that is in the instructional material, including any text, sidebar, table of contents, chapter headings, chapter subheadings, footnotes, index, glossary, and bibliography, and is approved by the publisher or manufacturer, as applicable, and the institution of higher education as a format that will contain that material; and is compatible with commonly used Braille translation and speech synthesis software; and
  2. Include any correction or revision available at the time the electronic copy is provided.

Repository of Electronic Formats

Texarkana College

EDA(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 33

DATE ISSUED: 12/1/2017