Fall 2017; Resolution Number: 13.01 Whereas, The significant rise in costs of textbooks is a barrier to college attendance, student access, and student success, and many colleges are interested in reducing the cost of textbooks to increase student access to necessary course materials; Whereas, The intent of the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798, …

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Spring 2010; Resolution Number: 20.01 Whereas, The ever-rising cost of textbooks has become a serious, ongoing problem for the students in the California Community College System; Whereas, Implementation of H.R. 4127 (2010) will require colleges and faculty to provide detailed information on textbooks on their Internet and printed class schedules and in their bookstores so that …

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Fall 2012; Resolution Number: 11.01 Whereas, The ASCCC strongly supports and continues to engage in a multitude of student success efforts and initiatives; Whereas, Research has shown that access to and use of textbooks and ancillary materials are correlated with successful course completion by students, and students postpone or fail to purchase textbooks due to escalating …

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Spring 2015; Resolution Number: 06.05 Whereas, High textbook prices are an increasingly significant barrier to student success, as many students cannot afford and thus do not purchase necessary course materials without which their performance in the corresponding courses is impeded; Whereas, Open Educational Resources, when reviewed and selected by discipline faculty for their own courses, can …

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Fall 2015; Resolution Number: 13.03 Whereas, The development of curriculum, which includes the choice of textbooks and other course materials, is an area of faculty primacy under Title 5 §53200 and a responsibility of every community college faculty member; Whereas, Assembly Bill 798 (Bonilla, 2015) encourages the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and was supported by …

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Spring 2016; Resolution Number: 19.01 Whereas, The College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798, Bonilla, 2015), provides incentives to colleges that seek to reduce textbook costs by adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in a minimum of 10 course sections; Whereas, The intersegmental California Open Educational Resources Council (COERC) created a Request for Proposals (RFP) that …

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Spring 2017; Resolution Number: 12.02 Whereas, Curriculum, including the selection and development of instructional materials, is an area of faculty primacy under Title 5 §53200 and the development of open educational resources (OER) is a worthwhile curriculum-related endeavor that will benefit students; Whereas, Assembly Bill 798 (Bonilla, 2015) encourages the use of OER, and zero-textbook-cost degree …

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Fall 2018; Resolution Number: 17.02 Whereas, The ASCCC will be initiating a five-year open educational resources (OER) initiative in spring 2019 that will provide OER-related support and resources to the colleges and gather data from the colleges related to OER use and challenges; Whereas, Research has shown that access to and use of textbooks and ancillary …

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