The WSU Open/Alternative Textbook (OAT) Initiative is designed to expand the use of freely-available resources in our classes in an effort to address the rising cost of textbooks and the impact of that expense on our students. To get an OAT designation for s fall 2022 course, submit the request form before Feb 15.
Courses with an OAT designation are visible to students in the course schedule so they can choose classes with low or no textbook costs.
Courses can be designated as either:
- OAT-Z: Zero ($0) textbook or other course material costs
- OAT-L: Low (under $50) textbook or other course material costs
This program has been modified from the original design. There is no longer a course fee associated with these course designations. www.wichita.edu/OAT