Textbook Affordability

  • MHCC is committed to reducing the cost of textbooks as much as possible, through the adoption of Open Educational Resources and integrating Library resources to replace course materials students would otherwise have to pay for. Explore here to learn all about the various initiatives the Textbook Affordability Team is working on to support faculty and students as they bring about this change. 

  • TAT Grants!

    TAT Grants

    President Derr set aside $10,000 from the $1,000,000 Yoshida donation made in Fall 2015, for development of Open Educational Resources (OER) and tasked the Textbook Affordability Team (TAT) with coordinating the grant program. 

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  • Textbook Affordability Team (TAT)

    Textbook Affordability Team (TAT)

    Our mission is to facilitate adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and MHCC Library Resources as curricular options for faculty to significantly reduce textbook costs to MHCC students. Click here to learn more!

    What is OER?

    What is OER?

    Open Educational Resources are course materials with specialized copyright licenses that allow us to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute them without breaking copyright law or jeopardizing intellectual property. Click here to learn more!

    Copyright and Licensing

    Copyright and Licensing

    Copyright law can be daunting but we have resources and librarians to help you understand the basics of the 5R’s, Attribution statements, and choose the best open license for your work. 

    Statewide Initiatives

    Statewide Initiatives

    There are many regional OER initiatives happening throughout Oregon, including grant programs, mandatory course labeling, and email listservs to sign up for.

    Student Success

    Student Success

    By offering MHCC students affordable textbook solutions, we will remove a major obstacle to student success. Unaffordability of higher education is one of the biggest obstacles to students accessing, persisting, and completing their college education.

    Faculty Support

    Faculty Support

    There are many services across campus ready and willing to support MHCC faculty who want to implement textbook affordability measures.

    Grants and Stipends

    Grants and Stipends

    There are a growing number of OER grant programs regionally and nationally, as well as opportunities to peer review new OER texts in exchange for a stipend.

    Video Tutorials

    Video Tutorials

    Are you an Auditory-Visual Learner? Do you like watching YouTube videos to learn new things? Click here to watch videos the TAT selected all about open access, OER, and Textbook Affordability.