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College Bookstores - What is needed at RCC?

Bookstore forum dates
and locations

Wednesday, 10/23
RWC-H2......1-2:30 p.m.
TRC-184......4-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/29
HEC-132......10:30-12:00 p.m.
TRC-184......1-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 11/6
HEC-132......2:00-3:30 p.m.

Please participate in our
bookstore survey!
Students
Faculty
Staff

Please participate in our bookstore survey!!
Students | Faculty | Staff

During the 2019 Regular Session, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2213. Section 2 of HB2213 requires Oregon colleges to establish a textbook affordability plan. The information on this page addresses Section 2.B.b requiring the college to “Address how to best mitigate the economic impact of decreased academic bookstore revenue as a result of the increased adoption of low-cost or no-cost open educational resources."

College Bookstores across Oregon have experienced decreased revenue due to the ever-changing industry.  With the increase in adoption rates of low cost/ no cost course materials and open educational resources, publishers and textbook resellers have found creative ways to maintain and protect their market share. Thus in turn, reducing an independent bookstore’s ability to maintain financial solvency.

RCC has spent the last few years identifying and investigating alternative bookstore models that will mitigate the economic impact of the market disruptions identified above. Through this process we have identified four options; a virtual store model, a leased store model, a hybrid model, and independent store model.

Our next step is to determine the model(s) that best support the College’s mission “RCC provides quality learning opportunities for students to achieve their goals and supports the vitality of our communities."

Please read the information for each of the options being considered and submit any additional questions or comments about each concept. Participating in the available survey (see links above) will provide valuable feedback on the preferences and needs of our students.