(a) The College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 is hereby established to reduce costs for college students by encouraging faculty to accelerate the adoption of lower cost, high-quality, open educational resources. Faculty development shall be a key component of this acceleration initiative. This initiative shall use, in addition to any other appropriate resources, those identified, housed, produced, and otherwise found appropriate pursuant to the California Open Education Resources Council established in Section 66409 and the California Digital Open Source Library, also known as the California Open Online Library for Education, established in Section 66408.
(b) The Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program is hereby established to carry out the purposes of this act. Unless context otherwise requires, "program" in this act means the Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program.
(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 633, Sec. 1.)