Navigating the Changing Landscape of Textbook Affordability
Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. PST
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Open Education Week is a national week of action celebrated by educators, advocates, students, and institutions to draw attention to OER and textbook affordability. From Zero Textbook Cost Degree programs at the California Community Colleges to the Affordable Learning Solutions projects in the California State University system, California has been a national leader by creating and implementing open and zero cost course materials. Despite these strides, there is considerable work to be done to ensure every student can access the materials needed to succeed. Over the last decade, the course materials landscape has changed rapidly —from increased use of digital course materials to new billing structures—and students, systems, educators, and policymakers need all the facts to keep pace with the times.

On March 10, 2022, during Open Education Week, join the Michelson 20MM Foundation to learn more about the current state of textbook affordability at the University of California, California Community Colleges, and California State University systems and pose questions to those on the ground.

Speakers include:

Dean of Technology, College of the Canyons

Vice President of Legislative Affairs, California State University Student Association

Vice President of Legislative Affairs, California Community College Student Senate

Open Education Project Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Former Education Technology Specialist, Imperial Valley College

Open Educational Resource Program Manager, Michelson 20MM Foundation

Michelson 20MM was founded thanks to the generous support of renowned spinal surgeon and inventor Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson. The Michelson 20MM Foundation is dedicated to supporting and investing in leading organizations, technologies, and initiatives that seek to transform learning and improve access to educational opportunities that lead to a meaningful career. Learn more at