Implementing California’s Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Program

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By Una Daly, Director, Community of Practice and Professional Development, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources and Co-presenters: LeBaron Woodyard, James Glapa-Grossklag, Ron Oxford & Dave Dillon -- "Planning and early implementation of California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees (ZTCs) program shifted into full-scale implementation in January 2018, with a total of 23 colleges developing full degree and certificate pathways that have eliminate textbook costs for students. ZTCs include two-year associate degrees and career technical education (CTE) certificates that have been redesigned by faculty to use open educational resources or zero-cost materials. Join us to hear from the leadership driving this program forward. The lead at the state Chancellor’s office will describe the vision of the program and plans for future innovation. Technical assistance providers from College of Canyons and West Hill College Lemoore will share details of the training and evaluation programs supporting the transformational work at the participating colleges. The chair of the statewide Academic Senate OER Task Force will describe the essential role of faculty adoptions in maximizing the impact of ZTC degrees throughout our state."