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Free Webinar on Community Colleges and Solving Escalating Textbook Costs

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Join us for a free interactive webinar organized by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Title: Community Colleges and Solving Escalating Textbook Costs

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 8 – 9 AM

Space is limited so register today.

Over the past three decades college textbook prices have grown 812 percent, increasing more than 3 times the Consumer Price Index. Colleges across the country are attempting to address this issue in response to recent studies that show that students are opting not to buy some textbooks, resulting in poorer academic performance. This critical issue is especially prevalent at community colleges where often times the cost of class materials can be 35% of the overall cost of education.

In this special interactive webinar, see how other colleges are approaching textbook affordability and how your institution can apply these best practices. Examples of topics that will be covered include, best practices for the formation of a textbook affordability committee, student satisfaction and bookstore utilization tracking, new models for instructional materials that move beyond the printed book, and how institutions balance the budgetary pressures of declining textbook sales with their desire to improve student access to low cost materials. 

The panel discussion will include: 
• Dr. Joe May – Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District 
• Mr. John Squires – CEO, Akademos, Inc 
• Plus more 

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