TEXT OF PRESIDENT McCORMICK'S OCTOBER
19, 2007 RESPONSE TO THE REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON CHARGE
S-0602, COURSE TEXTBOOK RESERVE REQUIREMENT:
I am writing in response to the Report and Recommendations
on Charge S-0602, Course Textbook Reserve Requirement, as adopted by
the University Senate on April 27, 2007. The members of the
Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee have my appreciation for
the attention they have given to this important issue.
My administration is happy to accept the Senate's report and
recommendations. Each year, I will send a message to Rutgers
faculty reminding them to consider ways to reduce textbooks costs for
our students. This message will also direct them to resources
that offer helpful suggestions and best practices.
Again, my thanks to the Senate.
Richard L. McCormick
c: Philip Furmanski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs