Academic Senate talks book costs
September 23, 2008 9:37 PM
Though it may seem like a small action, Strong said getting book orders in early allows the bookstore to snag more used textbooks.
SF State’s record for getting orders in on time is “not impressive,” Strong said. Last semester only 30 percent of the textbook orders were in by deadline, he said.
Strong reminded Senate members that getting orders in on time is not optional. It is part of a 2004 California Assembly bill that requires schools to find ways to reduce cost.
Other cost cutting options discussed: using past editions of textbooks as well as a Web-based student book swap slated for the spring semester.
Another notable change is cap has on the number of units that can be retaken: no more than 24 units can be repeated.
This policy does not apply to graduate students.
Students will be notified of the change by e-mail as well as changes to the online bulletin.
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