The grant is an outcome of the passage of AB 798, the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015, which was passed “to reduce costs for college students by encouraging faculty to accelerate the adoption of lower cost, high-quality open educational resources, as defined.” The bill is available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB798
Subsequently, CSUEB applied for and received a grant to implement the bill. Key points include the following:
Each participating faculty member will receive $1,000 for:
In 2016-2017, fourteen faculty joined the grant and converted close to forty sections to alternatives. Recruitment for 2017-2018 is underway. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance in finding suitable alternatives is available by consulting your library liaison or the ALS Coordinator, Aline Soules.
The reporting process is primarily with the ALS Coordinator. “Before” costs are provided by the bookstore and are the cost of all materials (new) required the previous time the course was taught (by you or another faculty member). For “after” costs, the bookstore is consulted about any items that may be listed as “required” for that course and, if there are questions or discrepancies, the ALS Coordinator consults faculty.
If you have other questions, please email email@example.com
The following faculty participated in the AB 798 grant in 2016-2017: