Ohio Wesleyan University's Affordable Learning Initiatives
Many groups on the Ohio Wesleyan campus have been working to address the issue of textbook affordability. In Spring 2019, the Director of Libraries was charged by OWU’s Retention Planning Committee to assemble a task force to explore textbook affordability and provide recommendations on a multi-angle approach of how to combat and address the issue so students are not disadvantaged by lack of access to course materials by day/week one of classes. Members of the task force included representatives from the following areas: Campus Store, Faculty (representatives from Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences), Financial Aid, Libraries, Provost Office, Student Affairs, and Student Government. The report along with recommendations was submitted in May. Strategies explored included:
In addition to the work of the task force, the following is a list of activities to-date at Ohio Wesleyan.