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College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015   

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(a) (1) Moneys appropriated in subdivision (f) of Section 69999.6 for the program shall be used by community college and California State University campuses to further the purposes specified in subdivision (a) of Section 67421, including any of the following purposes:

(A) Faculty professional development, which shall include learning about the California Open Online Library for Education established in Section 66408. Faculty who participate in this professional development shall be reimbursed in accordance with their campus' approved plan pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 67424.

(B) Professional development for staff whose work supports providing students with open educational resources.

(C) Open educational resource curation activities. All new open educational resources developed and available that are adopted as course material pursuant to this program shall be added to the California Open Online Library for Education established in Section 66408.

(D) Curriculum modification and requisite release time for faculty in accordance with a campus' approved plan pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 67424 related to the adoption of open educational resources as course materials.

(E) Technology support for faculty, students, and staff whose work furthers the goals specified in a campus' approved plan pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 67424.

(2) Moneys appropriated in subdivision (f) of Section 69999.6 for the program shall not be used for direct compensation for faculty members who adopt open educational resources, except as provided to compensate for professional development pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1), or for purchasing new equipment.

(b) For the purposes of this act, a "community college campus" is a community college campus site that has a local academic senate.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 633, Sec. 1.)