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Resolution No. 2009-10-14: Resolution In Support of Affordable Textbooks and Affordable Alternatives

RESOLUTION No.  2009-10-14

AUTHORED BY:    Iban Rodriguez, Professional Studies Representative

REFERRED TO:    AS COUNCIL
ACTION APPROVED: 4-12-10

SUBJECT:          Resolution In Support of Affordable Textbooks and Affordable Alternatives

1.)              WHEREAS,  The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have been entrusted to voice the interests, concerns, and opinions of the students to the faculty, administration, and local community; and

2.)              WHEREAS,  The Associated Students of Humboldt State University have witnessed a rapid increase in the cost of education. The combined cost of textbooks, tuition, student fees, and living expenses have forced many students to take out excessive loans; and

3.)              WHEREAS,  It is prerogative of professors at Humboldt State University to select which textbooks will be used for their classes; therefore, be it

4.)              RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports the creation of the Steering Committee on Affordable Learning Solutions and looks forward to its recommendations to the campus community; and be it further

5.)              RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourage professors to research the textbooks choices with consideration to price for students; and be it further

6.)              RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports the efforts of faculty to provide students with access to e-books, which provides students with online and downloadable versions of textbooks for a fraction of the cost of traditional paper textbooks; and be it further

7.)              RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University also support professors who prepare their own instructional materials that are used in place of purchased text; and be it further

8.)              RESOLVED, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University require that the resolution be sent to the following: CSU Chancellor, Charles B. Reed; Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Jeronima “Jeri” Echeverria; Campus Campaign Planning and Implementation, MERLOT, Gerry Hanley; CSSA President, Steve Dixon; HSU President, Rollin Richmond; Provost and Academic Affairs VP, Robert Snyder; HSU Academic Senate, HSU General Faculty and The Lumberjack Newspaper.


* Original Signatures are on file in the Associated Students Business Office