LCC’s program to improve the student textbook experience won first prize for community colleges in the Central Association of College and University Business Officers’ (CACUBO) 2017 Best Practices program.
The Best Practices program is designed to showcase college business officers’ efforts to create better, more efficient and customer friendly business practices. LCC’s submission focused on the partnership with MBS to ensure students had access to new, used, digital, rental and MarketPlace textbooks using financial aid. MBS also allows faculty more tools and resources to research textbook adoption, create custom text and incorporate Open Educational Resources. The partnership has resulted in a to-date savings for students of more than $353,000.
Controller Lisa Mazure, CFO Don Wilske and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration Lisa Webb Sharpe will attend the CACUBO conference in October.