The Faculty Authored Materials subcommittee of the Educational Resources Committee is conducting a survey on the use of e-packs. Data from the survey will be used to provide recommendations on ways to improve the quality of our technical instructional resources.

For the purpose of the survey, the definition of an e-pack is a publisher-generated, integrated set of materials tied to a specific textbook that are imported as a unit into a web enhanced, hybrid or fully online course. These may or may not have an access code associated with them. The access code may have an associated fee that the student must purchase.

If you use an e-pack for one or more of the courses you teach, please take a few moments and answer the questions below:

Q1. Select your department's name from the drop down list.
  

Q2. Does your department have a policy regarding the use of e-packs?
  Yes
  No
  I do not know

If you answered yes to Q2, explain your department's policy in the space provided below. (maximum: 2,000 characters)

For Questions 3-5 below, enter:

(a) the catalog prefix and course number(s) of the course(s) that use an e-pack, for example: (ENG102).

(b) from the drop-down list provided; indicate whether the e-pack is Mandatory or Supplemental, is used as Published or Customized, and if it is from a Publisher's Web site, College Website/Blackboard CE8, or a Compact Disk;

(c) the name of the publisher;

(d) the length of time that the e-pack is available to the student;

(e) if the e-pack has an associated fee.

Q3a. Enter the course number below, for the first course using an epack.
  

Q3b. For the first course specified above, enter the appropriate usage characteristics from the choices provided in the drop down list.
  

Q3c. Enter the name of the publisher.
  

Q3d. How long are students able to access the course e-pack?
  one semester
  one year
  two years
  more than two years
  I do not know

Q3e. Is there an associated fee for the student to access the e-pack?
  Yes
  No
  I do not know

Q4a. Enter the course number below, for the second course using an epack.
  

Q4b. For the second course specified above, enter the appropriate usage characteristics from the choices provided in the drop down list.
  

Q4c. Enter the name of publisher.
  

Q4d. How long are students able to access the course e-pack?
  one semester
  one year
  two years
  more than 2 years
  I do not know

Q4e. Is there an associated fee for the student to access the e-pack?
  yes
  no
  I do not know

Q5a. Enter the course number below, for the third course using an epack.
  

Q5b. For the third course specified above, enter the appropriate usage characteristics from the choices provided in the drop down list.
  

Q5c. Enter the name of the publisher.
  

Q5d. How long are students able to access the course e-pack?
  one semester
  one year
  two years
  more than two years
  I do not know

Q5e. Is there an associated fee for the student to access the e-pack?
  yes
  no
  I do not know

Q6. If you entered Customized for a course(s) listed above, please describe( for each) how you customize the e-pack. Enter your response in the space provided below.

You may enter a maximum of 2000 characters.

May the committee contact you regarding this survey? if so, please enter your name and email account. Thank you.