We’ve all heard stories of students struggling with textbook costs, but how do our students cope when the price gets too high? Modeled after the Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey conducted by Florida Virtual Campus, Musselman Library’s course materials survey sought to uncover how textbook costs impact the success of Gettysburg College students. Results give insight into participants’ perceptions of how much money they spend, the strategies they use to reduce costs, and the effects of the cost of course materials on their academic success. Attendees will leave the presentation with a greater understanding of the whole Gettysburg College community and ideas for next steps.
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Wertzberger, Janelle; Appedu, Sarah; and Elmquist, Mary R., ""I spent my whole summer's wages... on books alone": Gettysburg College Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey" (2020). All Musselman Library Staff Works. 130.