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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

OER Task Force

OER Task Force

Approved by the MVC Academic Senate on October 5, 2020


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.

  • 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