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AB 798

What is AB 798?

AB 798, otherwise known as the College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015. was approved by Governor Brown on October 15, 2015.  It establishes the following:

The Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program (OERAIP) is created to provide incentives and reward campus, staff, and faculty efforts to accelerate the adoption of open educational resources in the CSU system and the CA community college system.

Specified moneys for the OERAIP will be used by campuses to create and support faculty and staff professional development, open educational resource curation activities, curriculum modification, or technology support for faculty, staff, and students.

The full text of the law lists the requirements that will go along with the grants, and we highly recommend everyone take a look at it.  It is a short read.  The full text of the law along with the analysis, history, votes, and more can be found at the AB 798 website.