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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–165 WAC: Cost Savings in Course Materials

WAC 478–165–050: Faculty and staff obligations.


In assigning course materials, faculty and staff members shall consider the least costly practices which may include, but are not limited to, adopting the least expensive edition of materials available, consistent with copyright restrictions, adopting free, open textbooks when available, and working with librarians to provide compilations of web and library resources that are freely available to students, when educational content is comparable as determined by the faculty.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.590, 28B.20.130 and University of Washington Board of Regents' Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 10-24-093, § 478-165-050, filed 11/30/10, effective 12/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.590 and 28B.20.130. 07-16-034, § 478-165-050, filed 7/23/07, effective 8/23/07.]