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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Zero Textbook Cost Degrees: Assess Campus Readiness and Plan for Success

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The high cost of textbooks is a well-documented barrier to student success with a disproportionately adverse effect on traditionally underserved students. Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Degrees, a complete pathway of courses where textbooks have been replaced with open educational resources (OER) or zero cost materials, can save students up to 25% of the cost of earning a degree and can accelerate progress towards completion* and reduce equity gaps.**

Institutions developing ZTC degrees are investing in overall student success. Converting all courses in a pathway requires coordination and collaboration across multiple divisions towards a common goal with a shared timeline. Faculty, staff, administrators, and student affairs are critical advocates in the success of these programs.

Join this workshop to assess your college’s readiness to embark on ZTC degrees. Discuss how to identify potential degree pathways and campus stakeholders that can support the work. Learn about building a cross-functional team to support faculty development and delivery of courses and how to align the goals and messaging of ZTC with other strategic student success initiatives on campus to ensure longer term viability.

* Hilton, J., Fischer, L., Wiley, D., & Williams, L. (2016). Maintaining Momentum Toward Graduation: OER and the Course Throughput Rate. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 17(6). http://dx.doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v17i6.2686

**Colvard, N., Watson, E., Park, H (2018). The Impact of Open Educational Resources on Various Student Success Metrics,cVolume 30, Number 2, 262-276 , http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE3386.pdf

Learning Outcomes:
Assess the readiness and goals for your institution to begin a Z-degree program
Select the Z-degree discipline or certificate program
Build the team and plan the workflow and support for faculty and student outreach
Course Design Considerations
Planning deployment and feedback/outcome collection
Sharing with campus stakeholders and linking with strategic goals

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James Glapa-Grossklag

Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, College of the Canyons
James Glapa-Grossklag is the Dean of Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning at College of the Canyons (California, USA). He directs the statewide CCC DECT grant and co-coordinated Technical Assistance for the CCC Zero Textbook Cost grant program. James is... Read More →
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Ron Oxford

Librarian, West Hills College Lemoore

Kelsey Smith

OER Librarian, West Hills College Lemoore
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Liz Yata

Manager of CCCOER Communities, Open Education Global/CCCOER
I manage, coordinate, and support the activities of OEGlobal’s regional node for US community colleges, the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER), which includes membership, online events, workshops, webinars, and social media. As well as providing support for major global events such as the annual Open Education Global Conference and Open Education Week... Read More →
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Una Daly

Director, CCCOER, Open Education Global
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. We believe that these practices will promote equitable access and reduce barriers, particularly for underserved students... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:55pm EST
Concurrent 2
  Open Education 101, Workshop