Rising textbook prices tend to be my rage inducer. Make this happen everywhere
PAY IT FORWARD: TEXTBOOKS (College expense lifehack)
That book you just bought? There may already be a copy of it in the school library.
Many university and college libraries have reserve copies of the same textbooks students are forced to buy at the college bookstore or order online. If they have enough copies of a given textbook, they may even offer books that can be checked out and taken home.
When you’re finished with a class, if you do not plan to sell or use your textbook again, talk to your professor and/or school librarian about donating your book to the school library’s reserve section. This keeps it behind the counter where it can’t be stolen unless it’s actually in use, and future students taking the same course you did will be able to read/do assignments out of it in the library FOR FREE.
You can help your students have access to the required textbooks for your classes, at little or no cost to yourself.
When you receive sample or extra copies of textbooks, please donate your surplus books to the school library’s reserve section. This helps out students who may be struggling financially, or are waiting for their textbook to arrive by mail-order at the beginning of the term. -It also gives you back bookshelf space. :)
School Libraries vary, but to donate a textbook to the reserve section of the college I attend, they needed the course number the book was used for, the name of the professor who teaches that course*, and the semester in which that course was taught.
Course number: MTTN 223
Professor: K. Douglass
*If the library thinks the book is obsolete or for some reason decides to take the book out of circulation, it will be returned to the professor.
Q: Is this legal?
A: Yes. If you plan to make photocopies you should check the laws in your area first, but I know of no school library where reading the books is illegal.
Will this give every incoming freshman all-free textbooks and a complementary new laptop? No. But imagine your school library in two years time if even one in four people started donating their old textbooks…
I don’t get paid.
[TW: rape] Universities can take the following steps to improve their rape response decreasing that liability.
First, provide survivors with enough information to make informed choices. This means informing students of their complete reporting options – criminal, civil and university – and providing enough legal counsel for survivors to understand the possible outcomes and likelihoods of those options. More civil complaints against individual rapists will mean higher costs for pattern offenders, lowering college rape rates.
Second, survivors deserve access to their own complaint records, including the investigation record justifying the outcome. Survivors also have a right to expect their complaint records will be shared across offices – for instance, student services and police departments – at their request, and only at their request. Lowering the difficulty for survivors of reporting across offices increases the likelihood that police can investigate and identify prosecutable criminal cases, again increasing penalties for offenders.
Third, universities need transparent policies that disclose what judgments produced by internal complaint investigations mean. This entails formalizing the “preponderance of evidence” standard in complaints of a sexual nature, and detailing how administrators apply that standard. It also means publishing policies on the range of possible outcomes of internal investigations, which should include letting complainants suggest possible remedies, as they would in civil complaints.
Fourth, university administrators investigating complaints of a sexual nature must offer the complainant an opportunity to opt out of being present at the same time and place as the alleged offender.
Fifth, universities should be required to disclose relevant offender patterns of sexual assault, misconduct and harassment to complainants. This requirement would generate a structural incentive for schools to address the problem of repeat offenders before their behavior escalates. But this reform will likely require a change in federal law, correcting rampant university misinterpretations of Ferpa.
Sadly, in order to do this, a lot of universities would probably have to figure out these things first since many don’t have very set policies and procedures.
yo question for all ya’ll RAs out there
you ever have a resident get physical with you?
Nah, but I had a few I wanted to get reaaaal physical with.. Mmmmm
“Stress Management” by Gary Colson (2008)
THESE ARE FINALLLLLS