The West Los Angeles College ZTC Degree Grant Team seeks grant proposal ideas from community college instructors that implement accessible, high-impact, culturally relevant/inclusive, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs in courses taught at West. The long-term aspirational goal is for every single section to use a low or zero cost textbook, but that is not currently required for the grant. The requirement is that least one section of required courses use zero cost textbooks.
Applications are welcome from WLAC's public community college stakeholders, including faculty, librarians, support professionals, administrators, students, bookstore staff, and multi-institutional collaborations. Teams can include members that are not affiliated with WLAC.
Completed application forms are due October 15, 2023. Depending on the needs of the College, grants may or may not be funded. Applicants will be notified of grant awards by November 1, 2023. Redesigned courses must be taught during the 2025-26 academic year and all projects must be completed by June 30, 2025.
Funding for community college OER grants is provided by the Statewide ZTC planning and implementation grant and is being administered by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.