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Question about the Textbook Provision of the HEOA
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I have a question for the group regarding the textbook provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. In essence the provision requires that textbook publishers and bookstores make available to students the ISBN of any required text as well as alternative (to the campus bookstore), transparent purchasing options.
As textbooks move more and more to a software platform, there exists the potential to place that software in campus computing labs. If campus computing lab software is funded through student fees, could we be unintentionally violating the textbook provision of the HEOA?
The concern appears to be that purchasing textbook software via student fees removes any purchasing options a student might otherwise exercise.
Would appreciate any insight!
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