Textbook Heroes

Tiara Floyd

2019-20 KU Student Body President

Tiara Floyd

Launched the university’s Course Marking Project

Affordability advocacy: 

Floyd advocated to KU CIO Mary Walsh to formally launch a project to explore potential course marking opportunities at KU. Marking courses as “affordable” increases cost transparency and allows students to plan for required course materials. In fall 2019, a project team began meeting to develop a plan for implementing the now-live course marking at KU.

OER impact on KU students: 

“OERs and low-cost resources make higher education more affordable. For some, the difference in dropping out or staying in a class is the price of textbooks and resources – which only allows a select few who can afford them to have access to education.”