The 2006 Minnesota Legislature considered a bill directing the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to convene a task force to study and report on the cost of required textbooks at postsecondary institutions. Although the proposal was not included in the higher education omnibus bill, the Office of Higher Education determined this to be an important public policy concern and decided to evaluate and report on the issue. The agency assembled a group to advise the agency on the preparation of this report. The task force's membership and scope of work were modeled after the proposed legislation.
Reducing Textbook Costs [January 2011]
Strategies for Reducing Students' Textbook Costs [February 2007]