Professor evaluations, textbook costs and student code reviewed at university senate | Ball State Daily
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"Affordable textbooks and a revision to professor evaluations are one step closer to potentially becoming realities at Ball State. Representatives from governance and the Student Government Association followed up on their legislation and measures at university senate Feb. 22.
Here is a rundown of the major developments reviewed in the Thursday session: SGA platform point: affordable textbooks No voting took place on the OPTiC platform point in university senate; however, SGA student senate approved a resolution in support of open educational resources on campus Feb. 14.
SGA president Greg Carbó presented progress student government has made on its initiative to university council. According to Carbó, having faculty support would allow SGA to create a committee dedicated to open educational resources that may work to secure funds that could incentivize open educational resources for faculty. “Really, I’m bringing this up today because next [university] senate we’ll be able to talk about it more,” Carbó said. There was no discussion among senators about Carbó’s request.
This is not the first time a proposal regarding affordable class materials has reached the governance system. In March 2017, faculty council discussed efforts to make textbooks more affordable. At that time, one committee thought electronic textbooks may have been the best bet for students."