Fall 2020 Courses Using Zero Cost Textbooks (OER) or Low Cost Textbooks (Enrollment, Equity, Student Success)

Dear Colleagues,

As we continue to focus on equity, student success and enrollment, Academic Affairs is interested in ensuring we are capturing all of our courses that use “Zero Cost” Textbooks (OER) or “Low Cost” textbooks (textbooks that can generally be purchased under $50) and that currently do not have the “Zero Cost” or “Low Cost” logo listed in our online schedule in PeopleSoft. This is especially important for our late-start 8-week classes as we continue to increase our enrollment and support equity and student success (For more information, please see California State Senate Bill 1359).

Students are able to filter and search for “Zero Cost” or “Low Cost” courses in our online schedule not only across our campus but also across the LACCD district.

If your course does not have the “Zero Cost” or “Low Cost” logo and you use a “Zero Cost” or “Low Cost” textbook, please complete this survey by Friday October 16, 2020. Please complete one form for each section you teach that qualifies. Please only submit if you are requesting one of these logos be added to your course section in our online schedule this semester (Fall 2020).

Ideally, we should note that we are using “Zero Cost” or “Low Cost” when we are participating in the college-wide galley process or after a class offer has been accepted, we can notify our Division Chair and copy our Division Dean via e-mail with our course sections and designations.

The college will continue to review this process. For suggestions or questions, please contact me, our campus ASCCC OER Liaison at Cuomoa@laccd.edu

Thank you,

Anthony

Anthony CuomoPronouns: He/Him/His
Assistant Professor, Communication StudiesVice Chair & Academic Senate Representative, Language Arts DivisionFaculty Accreditation ChairStudent Learning Outcome (SLO) CoordinatorNavigator, Guided PathwaysCampus OER Liaison, ASCCC

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