Fall 2020; Resolution Number: 09.01 Whereas, Resolution 13.01 S19 asked that the “Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop suggested guidelines, policies, and practices for implementation of SB 1359 (Block, 2016) no later than Spring of 2020”; Whereas, Most California community colleges have overcome the technical challenges associated with implementing a “no-cost” designation in their online …

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Fall 2020 Resolution Number: 20.02 Whereas, Faculty have both the freedom to select the course materials they deem most appropriate and the responsibility to consider the cost burden as they do so; Whereas, Provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act that went into effect in July, 2010 required each institution of higher education receiving federal financial …

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Fall 2019 Resolution Number: 09.06 Whereas, Publishers have been developing approaches to monetize open educational resources and, in some instances, are providing textbook solutions that dramatically decrease the costs of such resources but may have unintended negative consequences; Whereas, “Inclusive access” strategies have been introduced by publishers in various formats as an approach to decrease the …

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Fall 2019 Resolution Number: 09.05 Whereas, SB 1359 (Block, 2016) requires all segments of public higher education in California to “Clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students …

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Spring 2019 Resolution Number: 13.02 Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has urged local academic senates to identify a local open educational resources (OER) point-person to act as a liaison to facilitate OER-related communication between the college and the ASCCC (Resolution 17.02 F18); Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges’ Open Educational …

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Spring 2019 Resolution Number: 13.01 Whereas, SB 1359 (Block, 2016) requires all segments of public higher education in California to “Clearly highlight, by means that may include a symbol or logo in a conspicuous place on the online campus course schedule, the courses that exclusively use digital course materials that are free of charge to students …

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Spring 2019 Resolution Number: 09.05 Whereas, Resolution 13.03 F15 asserted that “incentivizing faculty to adopt any specific instructional materials over others could potentially compromise quality by encouraging or pressuring faculty to adopt materials that are less pedagogically sound” and opposed the provision of direct compensation to faculty for the adoption of open educational resources in the …

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Spring 2019 Resolution Number: 09.03 Whereas, In the California Community Colleges, the course outline of record is the official document that establishes, among other things, the content, objectives, and instructional materials for a given course and is the basis for articulation; Whereas, Both the California State University Chancellor’s Office and University of California Office of the …

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Friday, March 12, 10:30am – 11:30 am Watch the Clearing Up Confusion: OER, ZTC, and Fair Use Recording Understanding how you can use resources based on their copyright is important when selecting sources of course content. This webinar will illustrate the differences between Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and OER and describe how Fair Use factors …

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