Rutgers University Planning to Launch a One-Year Open Textbook Pilot
Rutgers University is initiating a one-year pilot program to help faculty from across the university modify their courses to use open textbooks, a money-saving option for students.
Details of the program are in development, university spokesperson E.J. Miranda said.
“We anticipate the pilot program will be in place for the fall semester,” he said.
“With this grant program, Rutgers can ensure that students have access to the learning materials they need to succeed- it’s good for students, it’s good for faculty, and it’s good for the school.” said Nick Jermer, the student chair of NJPIRG [New Jersey Public Interest Research Group ], “Universities across the country looking for solutions to the problem of high textbook costs and this is pilot program will put Rutgers on the map as a leader in open and affordable education.”
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