Support of SSU Participation in the Open Educational Resources Adoption

Resolution in Support of Sonoma State University Participation in the Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program of the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015

Resolved: that The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University supports and encourages CSU faculty to consider using high-quality, low cost or no cost, accessible textbook alternatives (also known as “Open Educational Resources”); to reduce the cost of textbooks and supplies for students; and

Resolved: that the Structure and Functions subcommittee establish an ad-hoc working group to develop in collaboration with students and campus administration a specific plan as requested in Assembly Bill 798 to compete for grant funding allocated to the CSU by the bill; and

Be It Further Resolved: That the ad-hoc working group present to the Academic Senate Executive Committee the plan for approval, and that the approved plan then be sent as an Information Item to the Senate as a whole.

Approved by the Senate