How it Feels to Save VSU Students $300,000 on Textbooks
Pretty fantastic. With higher education budgets being slashed and student costs soaring, many college leaders have lost that loving feeling with $200 textbooks. With that in mind, the early response to Flat World Partnerships has been, you guessed it, fantastic.
Tomorrow afternoon, Jeff Shelstad, Flat World Knowledge CEO and founder, along with Dr. Andrew Feldstein, assistant professor of marketing, Reginald F. Lewis School of Business, Virginia State University, will present a case study of VSU’s textbook licensing partnership with Flat World, and share early results in retention and GPA improvements. Since fall 2010, the partnership has saved VSU business students an estimated $300,000 in textbook costs.
With Flat World Partnerships, we’ve pioneered a new approach to delivering course materials at the institution and system-wide level at a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks. Using a per student, per course license, institutions can provide students with lifetime access to their textbooks and study aids in convenient, multiple formats, without restrictive price and access barriers. Fantastic, right? We even made a video about it.
If you’re attending the 2012 Chair Academy International Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, be sure and catch Jeff and Dr. Feldstein’s “Winning the Affordability Battle with Higher Education” session tomorrow:
Tuesday, March 27, 3:45 – 5:15 | Room Georgia 6.
Hosted by the Georgia Perimeter College, the 21st annual leadership conference provides programs that specifically address the administrative and academic needs of post-secondary leaders.