Open Textbooks Faculty Survey

Thank you for completing this survey about using Open Access Textbooks, which should take about 10 minutes. Your responses will help us report faculty perspectives on using open access textbooks in California.

The California Open Educational Resources Council was created by ICAS, the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates, to combine work being done on open educational resources by the California Community College, California State University and University of California systems. This survey is part of that work.

In case you are not familiar with how "open access textbooks" differ from other e-texts, here are some characteristics of Open Access Textbooks generally:
-- Can be viewed/read for no cost online
-- Are permanently available; do not expire
-- Can be self-printed with no restrictions
-- Can be ordered as bound print copies at costs below traditional texts
-- Can be modified/customized by faculty without special permission

For more information, please see: http://als.csuprojects.org/free-etextbooks

Your responses are anonymous and confidential.

You are not required to answer any of the questions, but we encourage you to respond to all of them, if you are able.

For any inquiries about this project or this survey, contact Katherine D. Harris (COERC2014@gmail.com), Project Coordinator.

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    Academic quality
    Availability of ancillaries for instruction (e.g., PowerPoints, test banks)
    Availability to access on multiple electronic devices
    Currency of information
    Flexibility to adapt the textbook to contain only chapters and materials relevant to my course
    Flexibility to integrate my own teaching materials and supplements, such as slides, self-grading homework, test banks, etc.
    Open to commenting by a community of users (students, faculty, public) to suggest improvements and modifications to the textbook’s content
    Pertinence of the content to the objectives of a course
    Effort needed to find, review, and select open textbooks
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    Open textbook adoption
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    Time to develop an open textbook
    Availability of other authors to co-develop a textbook
    Assurance that the textbook would be peer-reviewed through an established process
    Assurance that the textbook would be professionally edited
    Availability of supplementary materials 
    Recognition for efforts toward professional advancement
    Support from administration (e.g., technical support, financial support or release time)
    Availability of technical support
    Desire to reduce cost to students
    Sustainability concerns (conserve paper, trees, landfill) 
    Impact on campus bookstore 
    Other
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    Open textbooks reviewer

    If you would like to be considered as reviewer of an open textbook in your discipline, please provide your contact information on the following form: http://tiny.cc/OpenTextbooksReviewers Stipends will be available for reviewers. Be sure to submit your answers by clicking on the button below.