Report 2007-116 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2007-116: Affordability of College Textbooks: Textbook Prices Have Risen Significantly in the Last Four Years, but Some Strategies May Help to Control These Costs for Students (Release Date: August 2008)

Recommendation #7 To: Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

To ensure that faculty are aware of factors affecting textbook costs, UC, CSU, and the community colleges should issue guidance on the textbook adoption process. In developing this guidance, they should direct campuses to advise campus bookstores to evaluate the feasibility of implementing cost saving strategies, such as low price guarantees and guaranteed buyback on certain titles, to the extent they have not already done so.

1-Year Agency Response

The community colleges addressed this recommendation in its response to finding number 2. (See 2010-406, p. 159)

  • Response Date: August 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2007-116

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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