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Open Educational Resources (OER/ZTC/LTC)

This guide provides information about OER and a basic primer about copyright and fair use for instruction

CMAC Course Material Affordability Committee

Course Material Affordability Committee Bylaws

Approved by the MVC Academic Senate on February , 2021.

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS The following terms are to be understood in the sense herein defined:

  1. Moreno Valley College, hereinafter “MVC.” 
  2. Moreno Valley College Academic Senate, hereinafter “MVCAS.” 
  3. Riverside Community College District, hereinafter “RCCD.” 
  4. Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees, hereinafter “BOT.” 
  5. Riverside Community College District Academic Senate, hereinafter “DAS.” 
  6. Open Educational Resources, hereinafter “OER.” 
  7. Zero Textbook Cost, hereinafter “ZTC.”
  8. Low Textbook Cost, hereinafter “LTC.” 
  9. Course Material Affordability Committee, hereinafter “CMAC.”

 ARTICLE II. MISSION

In fulfillment of the purpose as a standing committee of the MVCAS, the OER Committee shall support efforts across the college related to Open Educational Resources (OERs), Zero Textbook Cost (ZTCs), and Low Textbook Cost (LTCs) materials in line with state legislation.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP, MEETINGS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 Section 1. Membership: 

  1. All voting members of the OER Committee shall be faculty and the majority shall be full time faculty.
  2. Faculty representation shall be the OER liaison(s), librarian (if not OER Liaison), a member of the curriculum committee.
  3. Faculty chairs of committees shall be selected by majority vote from the membership of the committee and brought before MVCAS for confirmation.
  4. Term length shall be one year.
  5. Non-voting membership will strive to include students, classified staff, part time faculty and administration.

 Section 2: Meetings:

  1. Committees shall meet, at a minimum, once a month during the academic year. Committees may meet as part of District-wide committees where the Colleges of the RCCD cooperate under the auspices of a Standing Committee of the DAS. 
  2. Meeting dates must align with the MVC calendar established through the Leadership and Governance Subcommittee of Strategic Planning Council. 
  3. Meetings and agendas shall be announced to MVC constituents no later than 72 hours prior.
  4. Meeting minutes shall be posted on the committee website in a timely manner.

 Section 3. Responsibilities: 

  1. Serve as a strategic and operational body, addressing academic and professional matters under Title 5 §53200’s “10+1.”
  2. Report regularly to MVCAS on all relevant issues. 
  3. Submit actions related to academic and professional matters for MVCAS review and approval.
  4. Uphold the MVCAS Constitution and Bylaws.
  5. Stay current and support compliance with legislation related to the use of OER and OER related materials.
  6. Reviewing and awarding grant funds to faculty for OER creation
  7. Recommend, develop, and implement strategies that increase adoption of OER resources by faculty at MVC in lieu of commercially published resources.
  8. Leverage OER to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials for students while maintaining or improving the quality of learning.
  9. Increase college participation in a learning environment that values the global sharing of knowledge.

Bylaws approved by MVC Academic Senate 02//21.

Future revision dates: 

OER Task Force

OER Task Force

Approved by the MVC Academic Senate on October 5, 2020

Mission

The charge of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force is to support efforts across the college related to Open Educational Resources (OERs), Zero Textbook Cost (ZTCs), and Low Textbook Cost (LTC) materials. The task force aims to meet ongoing college compliance with SB 1359, to support faculty in the adoption, adaption, and creation of OER/ZTC resources, and to increase awareness of OER/ZTC resources and their benefits across the college.

Goals
  • Define threshold amount for low textbook cost (LTC)
  • Compile a list of course sections using ZTC (and LTC) resources to increase short term compliance with SB 1359
  • Investigate a sustainable process for faculty to self-designate their courses as ZTC/LTC in the course catalog to ensure long term compliance with SB 1359
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to compile statistics on the influence of OER/ZTC/LTC across campus
  • Explore funding sources for OER promotion, adoption, adaption, and creation.
  • Provide college-wide communication on OER and grant opportunities to faculty
  • Create a standing senate committee, including bylaws
OER Liaisons