Open Forum: New Textbook Policy

From the Chair of the College Senate
The College Senate and Academic Affairs will cosponsor an open forum from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, in E. H. Butler Library 210. The forum will focus on how Buffalo State will approach the part of the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008 that requires campuses to share information about course costs (including textbooks) at the same time that students begin registering for courses.

This change was reported in the October 8, 2009, issue of the Bulletin. The campus panel members—Kevin Railey, interim provost; Lisa Krieger, Finance and Management; Lynn Puma and Chris Ouimet, Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore; Don Erwin, Information Services and Systems; and academic deans—will share the context for the approach and offer a preview of the modified Barnes & Noble site, as well as the information students will see in Banner. An electronic forum is available on the home page of the College Senate for questions posted before December 1.