Textbook Transformation Project
Chaffey College's Textbook Transformation Project is a faculty-led and faculty-inspired institutional commitment to expand Zero and Low-Cost textbook options, courses, and GE pathways that advocate for the success, retention, and generational achievement of students of color and all students.
Textbook Transformation Project Overview
What kind of course material are you using?
ZTC : Zero Textbook Cost
Course uses materials (textbooks, workbooks, articles, library resources, software/hardware, supplies, etc.) that are free to users. Total material costs for the course are $0.
Course materials that are open access through Creative Commons, OER, and courses that have no assigned materials fall under the ZTC model.
LCT: Low-Cost Textbooks
Course uses materials where the combined total cost of all required materials (textbooks, workbooks, articles, library resources, software/hardware, supplies, etc.) is $50 or less.
Traditional Textbook Model
(Textbooks &/Or Materials Above $50)
Course uses materials (textbooks, workbooks, manuals, software/hardware, supplies, homework websites, etc.) that amount to a total cost $50.
Barriers to Access
(Access Codes/Publisher Subscriptions)
Course uses material through an access code/publisher subscription that allows access during a set period of time. If a student needs to pay fees to access a software platform to do coursework or homework, this counts as a cost. This does not fall under the "ZTC" model because they inherently create barriers to information.
The Textbook Transformation Project has two ultimate goals:
- To create ZTC degree pathways, to help students fulfill general education without material costs.
- To support faculty in intentionally aligning many of our campus-wide equity initiatives,
- Utilizing ZTC/LCT to advocate for the success, retention, and generational achievement of students of color and all students.
- Selecting and creating accessible course materials.
- Presenting a diverse representation of voices
- Building in equity-based assessment tools by integrating ACEs/ILOs
- Building material that meets the Universal Design of learning to facilitate a student-centered approach
- Having materials that are transitional between multiple modalities.
TTP COHORT 1 COURSES
The first Cohort of Textbook Transformation Project courses were chosen because they represent the highest impacted student enrollments. These departments have made ZTC/LCT commitments in support of equitable and successful outcomes for students, particularly those from historically excluded and/or disproportionately impacted communities. Cohort #1 includes BIOL 20, COMSTD 2, ENGL 1A, MATH 25, PSYCH 1, SOC 10, SPAN 1, GUID 2 AND GUID 3.