Title

2019 Gettysburg College Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey Executive Summary

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

3-12-2020

Department 1

Library

Abstract

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.

The Executive Summary details our research questions, key findings, and main takeaways.

Comments

The survey results were originally shared with the campus during our Friday Forum presentation titled, "'I spent my whole summer's wages...on books alone': Gettysburg College Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey".

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