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This open, online community is for the Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators of the California Community Colleges and the California State University, supported by funding from AB 798.    

COOL Voices is always open for its community members to voice their advice, sing praises for successes, and give support for those who need help.

  The California Open Online Library for Education ( team will provide information, resources, and facilitate online discussion forums to support the success of the CCC and CSU Textbook Affordability programs being implemented by Campus Coordinators.The COOL4Ed team will post documents, links to resources, and respond to questions and requests so Campus Coordinators for the Textbook Affordability Programs successfully fulfill their responsibilities and deliver on the legislative requirements.

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Welcome Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators (TACC)


Thank you for attending the AL$ / AB798 Webinar on 5/24/17. If you were unable to attend the webinar or would like to review any of the topics covered during the meeting, please utilize the links below:


Dear AB798 & AL$ Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinators (TACC):


The next TACC webinar will be a joint meeting of AB798 and CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$).  



  • Three campuses will share their strategies on how they have implemented the SB 1359 requirements in their course catalogs.
  • College of the Canyons – Brian Weston, Director of Distance and Accelerated Learning     
  • CSU Channel Islands – Jill Leafstedt, Professor and Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations and Jaime Hannans, Asst. Professor and AL$ Coordinator
  • Santa Ana College - Cherylee Kushida, Professor and Distance Learning Coordinator
  • Based on the legislation requirements and the CoC and CI experiences so far, webinar participants will help create a potential best practices and implementation needs/considerations SB 1359 document for all CCCs and CSUs.  We will work with a current draft doc.
  • Coordinator Questions/Comments/Updates



Join online:

Click on the ZOOM meeting room link:

Or dial: +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll) or +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll)


The session will be recorded in case you are unavailable at this time. Looking forward to “seeing” you online.


Thank you,

The Affordable Learning Solutions Team


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