FIU joins the state-wide effort to improve education access and affordability through innovative approaches reducing the costs of textbook and instructional materials. Centered around student success, we recognize that this is a collective responsibility shared by many members of the 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

Board of Governors Regulation

FIU Board of Trustees Regulation

FIU Textbook and Instructional Material Affordability Reports

FIU Memos and News on Textbook Affordability

Memo Archive



FIU Textbook Affordability Task Force


Name Title Department
Birgitta Rausch-Montoto - Chair Director Office of Faculty & Global Affairs
Mike Comiskey Manager FIU Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Rebecca Friedman Faculty Fellow Office of the Provost
Sarah Hammill Librarian University Libraries
Nola Holness Assistant Professor College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Kenia Junco Director of Retail Operations Office of Business Services
Barbara Pita Assistant Director Office of Class Management
Lergia Olivo Educational Technology Manager FIU Online
Caroline Simpson Professor College of Arts, Sciences & Education
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