FIU joins the state-wide effort to improve education access and affordability through innovative approaches promoting the reduction of textbook and instructional material costs for students. Centered around student success, we recognize that this is a collective responsibility shared by many members of university community. We thank individual faculty, administrators, the Textbook Affordability Task Force, Barnes & Noble, the FIU Libraries, FIU Online, the Office of Business Services and others for their diligent efforts.


• Current Legislation

Textbook Affordability CS/HB 7019: Education and Affordability (effective July 1, 2016)
For more information also see the website of the Florida Senate Textbook Affordability Florida_Statute_1004.085

• Board of Governors Regulation

Textbook Affordability 6A-14.092: Florida Administrative Code

• FIU Board of Trustees Regulation

Textbook Affordability Policy FIU-1103

• FIU Textbook and Instructional Material Affordability Reports

Textbook and Instructional Material Affordability Report to the BOT (September 1, 2016)
Presentation to the BOT (September 1, 2016)

• FIU Memos on Textbook Affordability to All Faculty

Textbook Adoptions for Other Course Types than Lectures and Labs (March 23, 2017)
Textbook and Instructional Materials Adoptions for Summer and Fall 2017 (February 22, 2017)
Fall 2016 Textbook and Instructional Materials Adoption (June 17, 2016)
Summer 2016 Critical Deadline for Textbook Adoptions (April 5, 2016)
Open Education Resources - Survey of Statewide Efforts to Reduce Textbook Costs (March 14, 2016)
Spring 2016 Deadline to Post (Adopt) Required Course Materials (November 13, 2015)
Spring 2016 Textbook Affordability Requirements (October 28, 2015)


Memo Archive



FIU Textbook Affordability Task Force


Name Title Department
Birgitta Rausch-Montoto - Chair Director Office of Faculty & Global Affairs
Valerie L. Boulos Associate Librarian University Libraries
Mike Comiskey Manager FIU Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Rebecca Friedman Faculty Fellow Office of the Provost
Stephen Gibson Operations Manager Office of Business Services
Barbara Pita Assistant Director Office of Class Management
Gus Roque Educational Technology Manager FIU Online
Caroline Simpson Professor Physics
Hannibal Travis Professor College of Law



Textbook Affordability Task Force Meeting Agendas and Minutes Archive



For further inquiries on FIU's actions on Textbook Affordability, please contact:

Birgitta "Gitta" Rausch-Montoto
Director of Faculty & Global Affairs
Office of the Provost
PC 520 or 305-348-3763