1st Student's Major

Communication Studies

1st Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Students' Professional Biography

Joshua Randall and Lindsey Thompson were students in the Department of Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Mentor's Name

James Dimock

Mentor's Email Address


Mentor's Department

Communication Studies

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities


Central to the post-secondary education is the textbook, and central to complaints regarding post-secondary education is also the textbook. Textbook use and price are a serious issue at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and at other colleges and universities around the country. Concern regarding textbooks inspires students to become very vocal, filing complaint after complaint regarding the price, the quality, and the utilization of textbooks in the status quo. This is an issue that inflames the hearts (and empties the wallets) of many students, and therefore should be an issue of concern with the university. In two separate studies surveying students at MSU, it has come to our attention that textbooks are overpriced and underutilized, and something ought to be done to help remedy this problem.

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