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Cost Savings Requirements for Your Campus Plan

Your proposal will have to include how your campus plans to produce the student savings at levels required to receive funding. Each campus may submit one proposed plan with a minimum request of $10,000 and a maximum request of $50,000 to implement the campus plan. As stated in AB 798:

The plan will identify the amount of the funding requested according to the funding rules. State legislation (AB 798 "Bonilla") requires that every Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program achieve a minimum of 30 percent in cost savings to students in at least 10 course sections. The amount of the grant requested shall be equal to, or less than, the number of course sections in which both open educational resources will be adopted and cost savings for the course section will be greater than 30 percent, multiplied by one thousand dollars ($1,000). The amount requested shall not be greater than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). A plan shall commit to achieving greater than 30 percent cost savings in at least 10 course sections. (Previous conversions are not eligible.)

AT LEAST ONE (1) OER (as defined within AB 798) MUST BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR EXISTING COURSE MATERIALS.

If your campus identifies 10 sections that will use free and open educational resources, and the plan expect that the cost savings will be greater than 30%for each of those sections, then the campus can apply for the minimum amount of $10,000.

If your campus identifies 20 sections that will use free and open educational resources, and the plan expect that the cost savings will be greater than 30%for each of those sections, then the campus can apply for $20,000.

If your campus identifies 35 sections that will use free and open educational resources, and the plan expect that the cost savings will be greater than 30%for each of those sections, then the campus can apply for $35,000.

If your campus identifies 42 sections that will use free and open educational resources, and the plan expect that the cost savings will be greater than 30%for each of those sections, then the campus can apply for $42,000.

If your campus identifies 50 sections that will use free and open educational resources, and the plan expect that the cost savings will be greater than 30%for each of those sections, then the campus can apply for maximum of $50,000.

Your Textbook Affordability Plan must specify the following information concerning cost savings.

  1. The number and titles of academic departments expected to be involved in the plan's implementation
  2. The name of the expected courses participating in the program
  3. The number of course sections for each course involved in the program in which open educational resources will be adopted
  4. The estimated enrollment cap/target/limit for each course section involved in the program
  5. The term when the free and open educational resources will begin being adopted (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018).
  6. The estimated percentage of cost savings for students anticipated on account of the adoption of open educational resources for each of these course sections.
  7. Calculate the anticipated cost savings through OER adoption for each of these course sections in the following manner:

 

Course Name

Course Section

Total Cost of Course Materials in Immediately Preceding Term

Total Cost of Course Materials OER Term Cost

Projected savings in dollars per student

Projected % saving

Meet AB 798 Requirement?
(Savings must be greater than 30%)

 

 

A

B

(A-B)

((A-B) / A)*100

 

Statistics 200

Section 1

$120
($90 textbook+ $30 workbook)

$0
Free etextbook with workbook

$120

=(120/120)*100 =100%

 

Yes

 

Section 2

$120
$90 textbook + $30 workbook

$30
Free etextbook + $30 workbook

$90

= (90/120)*100 = 75%

 

Yes

 

Section 3

$40
$30 textbook + $10 workbook

$30
$30 textbook + FREE workbook

$10

=(10/40)*100    = 25%

 

No

 

Not all sections of a course need to participate in your textbook affordability program.

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