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Open Educational Resource Funding

Sep 5, 2023

The Board of Trustees reallocated $1m for a program to vastly lower State Center's students’ textbook costs. Called the Open Education Resources Initiative (OERI), each college has applied for up to $200,000 this year to support faculty development of low-to-no cost textbook options for students by course, program, certificate, and even degree.

Through this program, the district intends to implement both existing open resources already available to California community college faculty, as well as new materials where necessary or where existing no—cost materials are available.

OER Initiative Final Document

Fall 2023 Convocation Presentation

Adopt, Adapt and Make it Your Own: The Promise of OER and Student Success
Amanda Taintor, Faculty Coordinator of Instructional Design at Reedley College will share insights and highlights regarding the OER journey and how faculty members can transition to developing hand-curated ZTC content that removes barriers to student success.

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