Grant awards range from $1,000 to $11,000, depending on the number of students enrolled, the cost of the resources per student and whether the professor adopts, adapts or creates content.
Fair-use copyright policies enforce cost-saving alternatives in the classroom.
The UM System president spoke about Online Educational Resources and AutoAccess online texts at The Mizzou Store Wednesday afternoon.
An OER is any resource that professors can use in the classroom free of cost to students
The goal is to have 800 rental titles available by the spring.
Some students say they have shared books or resorted to other alternatives.
Some professors might need convincing to support the program, senators say.
Around 5,000 students used the Early Bird pickup program.
Some classes are using graphic novels as required reading.
Orders have been suspended until problems can be resolved.
The legislation allows students to view their text requirements in advance in order to save money.
Adoptions submitted by the deadline can save students money.
University Bookstore doesn't track professors who turn in late requests.
The rental program is not offered at the MU Bookstore.