The goal of College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798) is to save college students money by empowering professors and local campuses to adopt high quality, free and open educational resources for courses materials. Assemblywoman Bonilla (sponsor of AB 798) recognized that free and open educational resources can reduce the total cost of education for students and their families in California's higher education institutions.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides the guidelines, requirements and processes for campuses to submit proposals for their local textbook affordability programs and receive up to $50,000 to implement their program and report on the student savings created by their program.
- RFP for AB 798 Funding
- Proposal submission processThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. (closed June 30, 2016)
- Requirements for Campus Textbook Affordability Plans
- Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators: Responsibilities and Guidelines
- Reporting Requirements and Funding Process
- Cost Saving Requirements
- Frequently Asked QuestionsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Awards GrantedThis link will open a Excel file..xlsx
- Supporting your campus plan for textbook affordability:
- Planning Template for your Campus Textbook Affordability ProgramThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab.
- Join COOL VoicesThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. to keep up to date on online discussions about AB 798
- Presentations and meeting notes from the AB 798 Informational ConferenceThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab. conducted by the CSU, MERLOT, and the Online Learning Consortium (March 2016)
- Resources about OER