Flat World Knowledge President Addresses Impact of Textbook Costs on Community Colleges at ASACC National Student Advocacy Conference
Eric Frank, president and co-founder of Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of open college textbooks, will address community college student leaders on new models that can drive down textbook costs and improve student success, at the American Student Association of Community Colleges’ National Student Advocacy Conference, March 17-20, in Washington, D.C.
On Sunday, March 18, Frank will be joined by Frank Mensel, ASACC Public Policy Advisor, in two workshop sessions titled, “Attacking the Higher Education Cost Spiral through a Bold New Approach to Textbooks.”
The sessions will include recent data and case studies on how the open textbook model can significantly lower college costs for students, while expanding access and improving retention and outcomes.
Students at community colleges are especially hit hard by soaring textbook costs, which are typically comparable to 72 percent of tuition and fees, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Who: Eric Frank, President and Co-Founder, Flat World Knowledge
What: Presenter at the American Student Association of Community Colleges’ National Student Advocacy Conference. Session 2: “Attacking the Higher Education Cost Spiral through a Bold New Approach to Textbooks.”
When: Sunday, March 18. 1:20 – 2:20 and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Liaison Capital Hill Hotel, Washington, D.C.
About Flat World Knowledge, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Flat World Knowledge is the largest publisher of open college textbooks for students worldwide. Our mission is to use technology and innovative business models to lower costs, increase access and personalize learning worldwide. Our expert-authored and peer-reviewed textbooks are available in a wide range of low-cost print and digital formats, including a free online version. Flat World Knowledge is a privately-held company funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, and Random House, Inc., among others. To date, Flat World textbooks are used at more than 2,000 colleges in 44 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.flatworldknowledge.com; follow us on Twitter @flat_world; and on Facebook at facebook.com/flatworldknowledge
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