Whenever possible, departments should provide instructional materials prepared by faculty (e.g., packets containing handouts, class notes, compilation of articles) free of charge to students. If departmental funding cannot cover this cost, such materials may be made available to students in the following ways:
Instructional materials may be given to a bookstore or printing facility (either on-campus or commercial) for duplication and purchase by students at the least possible cost.
Whenever instructional materials are placed with a bookstore or printing
facility for students to purchase, access to these materials without charge
should also be available from another source such as the department or
university library where students could read, borrow, or copy (if appropriate)
Neither university faculty, departmental staff, nor departments may receive
commissions, discounts, or benefits of any kind from bookstores or printers
as a result of the sale of instructional materials to students.
The duplication and distribution of instructional materials must comply with federal copyright statutes.