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Thursday, March 30, 2023 | noon – 1 p.m.

Textbooks Are Expensive! How Did We Get Here?

Presenters: Joel Sadofsky, MCSG Academic Affairs Committee Chair; Britt Abel, Associate Professor (NTT) of German Studies and Director of Writing; Louann Terveer, Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Join us for a student-led presentation and student/faculty/staff panel about textbooks and textbook alternatives. Learn more about:

  • how the textbook industry has a stronghold on your wallet

  • results of the Macalester Student Textbook Affordability Survey

  • what the MCSG Academic Affairs Committee and Library are doing

  • what individual faculty are doing to address textbook costs--and why it’s not as easy as "switching textbooks"

Presentation will be followed by Q&A with the panel of presenters. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Brought to you by: MCSG Academic Affairs Committee and the Macalester Library

Open Education Month is a time to build a greater understanding of open educational practices and to be inspired by examples that center equity and sharing in education. Join us to learn more about open pedagogies, open educational resources, and results of recent campus surveys about textbooks and course materials.

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsor: Macalester College Student Government (MCSG)

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers, Student Organization Events


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