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AACC 2014: VCCS & OER

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From a 2014 American Association of Community Colleges presentation with Dr. Jack Lewis, President of New River Community College, Dr. Van Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student …

From a 2014 American Association of Community Colleges presentation with Dr. Jack Lewis, President of New River Community College, Dr. Van Wilson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services for the VCCS, and Dr. Dan DeMarte, Vice President of Academic Affairs of Tidewater Community College.

Faculty have a wealth of new digital resources available to them that, when integrated effectively,can offer students an enhanced educational experience. Colliding with the promise of these transformative technologies is the decades-old problem of textbook affordability.

Four innovative projects highlight Virginia’s community colleges’ efforts to address textbook affordability: a multi-college committee investigating strategies for reducing textbook costs; the first OER degree in the nation; a college-developed site for sharing OER; and an incentive grant to encourage faculty of high enrollment courses to adopt and integrate OER.

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  • …increase financial aid to low- and middle-income students, using the definition developed by SCHEV and the Higher Ed Commission. The Wizard highlights affordability by providing a financial aid estimator and a cost calculator so prospective students can assess the cost of college.
  • Follett (9 colleges)Barnes and Noble (4 colleges)Nebraska Book Company (5 colleges)College-owned (5 colleges)
  • …increase financial aid to low- and middle-income students, using the definition developed by SCHEV and the Higher Ed Commission. The Wizard highlights affordability by providing a financial aid estimator and a cost calculator so prospective students can assess the cost of college.
  • …increase financial aid to low- and middle-income students, using the definition developed by SCHEV and the Higher Ed Commission. The Wizard highlights affordability by providing a financial aid estimator and a cost calculator so prospective students can assess the cost of college.
  • Pilot Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant: 12 highest enrolled courses; pilot course in Fall 2013Joint Commission on Tech ScienceOpenVA Conference: Oct 15 at UMW
  • Pilot Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant: 12 highest enrolled courses; pilot course in Fall 2013Joint Commission on Tech ScienceOpenVA Conference: Oct 15 at UMW
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    • 1. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a CC-BY-NC-SA license. Please attribute any duplicate or derivative works to Richard Sebastian, Virginia Community College System. The Digital Revolution Will Be Live-streamed How Virginia’s Community Colleges Are Using Digital Technologies to Reduce Textbook Costs and Increase Student Success
    • 2. Virginia Community College System Textbook Costs & Digital Learning Resources Workgroup Tidewater Community College Z-Degree Project New River Community College Open Text Initiative System Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s OER Adoption Fund
    • 3. Reengineering Textbook Costs & Digital Learning Resources Work Group
    • 4. onTASK FORCE COLLEGE TEXT BOOKS 2004
    • 5. TEXTBOOK COSTS & DIGITAL LEARNING RESOURCES WORKGROUP
    • 6. Explore how networked digital technology can best be leveraged to lower the overall cost of textbooks, including using open educational resources Examine VCCS administrative practices and policies that unnecessarily add to the cost of academic textbooks
    • 7. Investigate ways which currently licensed electronic resources can be used in electronic "course packs," as a substitute for text books, or for the supplementary material often required for a course of study Identify opportunities for interested VCCS faculty to explore using openly licensed resources in their courses
    • 8. Recommend strategies and policies for creating an institutional culture that embraces and practices openness, transparency, collaboration, and sharing. Examine the current relevance of printed textbooks in an age of interactive, web-based content, digital publishing, and collaborative social networks.
    • 9. SUBCOMMITTEES FINANCIAL AID BOOKSTORE CONTRACTS PUBLISHERS ACCESSIBILITY SURVEY MOOC
    • 10. FINANCIAL AIDFor VCCS students receiving financial aid, textbook purchase options are limited to the college bookstore
    • 11. CONTRACTS The terms of a college’s bookstore contract can have a long-term impact on future textbook affordability efforts
    • 12. TEXTBOOK PUBLISHERS
    • 13. ACCESSIBILITY
    • 14. TEACHING & LEARNING
    • 15. LIBRARYS Libraries and library staff are essential for any serious textbook affordability effort to have long-term sustainability
    • 16. INSTITUTIONAL “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” –Peter Drucker & FACULTY CULTURE
    • 17. Z Tidewater Community College Z-Degree Project degree°
    • 18. CHANCELLOR’S OER ADOPTION GRANT
    • 19. 1. BIO101 2. BIO 102 3. BUS 100 4. CHM 111 5. CST 100 6. ENG 111 1. ENG112 2. HIS 101 3. ITE 115 4. MTH 163 5. PSY 201 6. SDV 100 FALL 2013
    • 20. 520 Students 20 sections 12 colleges $52,000 FALL 2013
    • 21. http://www.slideshare.net/richardsebasti an OpenEd 2014 Nov. 19-21, 2014 Arlington, VA http://openedconference.org/2014/

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