Report 2007-116 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2007-116: Affordability of College Textbooks: Textbook Prices Have Risen Significantly in the Last Four Years, but Some Strategies May Help to Control These Costs for Students (Release Date: August 2008)

Recommendation #10 To: Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

The system offices of UC, CSU, and the community colleges should continue taking steps to promote awareness, development, and adoption of open educational resources as alternatives to textbooks and other learning materials.

1-Year Agency Response

The community colleges stated that its system office became a member of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources steering committee that oversees a pilot supporting the creation of open education resource textbooks for community college faculty. It drafted and sent a solicitation to identity parties interested in becoming the California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Center pilot in spring 2009. The community colleges indicated that it identified two colleges as qualified and interested in being Open Educational Resource Center pilots. It added that a proposed statement of duties and deliverables has been developed and agreed upon and a Memorandum of Understanding is in the process of being developed and will be signed and presented at a board of governors meeting following completion of appropriate signatures. (See 2010-406, p. 162)

  • Response Date: August 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2007-116

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.