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Through an alternative textbook initiative, Kansas State University faculty members are helping students save an estimated $423,000 a year in textbook costs.
The Open Alternative Textbook Initiative — led by Brian Lindshield, associate professor of human nutrition, Andy Bennett, professor and head of the mathematics department, and Beth Turtle, associate professor with K-State Libraries — involves more than 25 faculty members from 15 departments.
The faculty members’ disciplines are diverse but their focus is simple: Save students money by creating learning materials and textbooks that are free of charge.
“Alternative textbooks give us the chance to not merely save the students ...

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