To ensure that faculty are aware of factors affecting textbook costs, UC, CSU, and the community colleges should issue guidance on the textbook adoption process. In developing this guidance, they should direct campuses to advise campus bookstores to evaluate the feasibility of implementing cost saving strategies, such as low price guarantees and guaranteed buyback on certain titles, to the extent they have not already done so.
The community colleges addressed this recommendation in its response to finding number 2. (See 2010-406, p. 159)
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