Washtenaw Community College is the first community college in Michigan to put a textbook-free learning program in place.
The Kaleidoscope Project uses open educational resources - basically online textbooks - to help make higher education more affordable.
Linda Blakey is WCC's Vice-President of Student and Academic Services. She says the fall semester will be WCC's first time participating in the program, but the Kaleidoscope Project is in its second year.
The President of Washtenaw Community College and school's faculty agree that better communication is needed at the school, but how to achieve that remains a question. Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw.