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I’m so tired of spending just pointless money.”Goegan did not respond to requests to comment for this article, but he told Inside Higher Ed that he believed that even with the university’s discount, the cost of Mind Tap and the book are not worth it.
"I know that relatively speaking it seems low for a textbook, but for that price you can buy just about any book in the world," he is quoted as saying.
And the university says it has gotten no grant from Cengage, and that it makes no money from the homework system.
They said that the economics department had decided to adopt a popular Principles of Microeconomics textbook by Gregory Mankiw and to also require students to buy access to a related Mind Tap digital tool for homework and other interactive materials.
And they are encouraging colleges to buy the new digital textbooks in bulk and to charge students a fee to cover that cost, so students no longer have to decide which version of a textbook to buy.
Still many students resist the change, arguing that they can look up what they need on the internet without a textbook at all.
Even though she didn’t read the related text, she says she used the internet to learn the material and churned through the entire semester’s worth of homework before the two weeks were up, so she didn’t have to pay the fee. A few years ago, a Buzz Feed News article featured students at other universities angry that they had to pay to turn in homework.
That’s a stark departure from the age-old textbook model, which gave students the option of buying a used copy, renting a book or borrowing one if they didn’t want to fork over the money for a new one.
Goegan has been teaching economics classes at ASU as a full-time, non-tenured lecturer since 2014, but the university did not renew his contract, and he finished up his teaching duties this month.
Last Thursday, he sent an email to students explaining that he was being let go because he pushed back against two university policies that he saw as unethical.
Goegan also argued that he was forced to fail 30 percent of his students, which he said university officials wanted so that an adaptive-learning project being developed for other sections of the economics course would be made to look good by comparison.
The university called the professor a liar, and pushed back against his accusations with their own statement that was posted on Reddit, the site where the professor’s email had spread.