An associate degree or career technical education certificate program where all program requirements can be completed without students paying for access to textbooks and course materials (including access codes, supplemental reading, etc.).
“ZTC” for the CCCs had been defined by the CCCCO in the context of ZTC degrees*:
*(From OERI's XB12—A Deep Dive)
Per Cal. Ed. Code § 78052, the requirements for developing a ZTC degree using this funding are as follows:
Our highest priority for using this funding has been determined to be to develop a robust ZTC option for MATH 136, Statistics, as this will unlock ZTC degree development for Associate Degrees across the college.
Currently approved OER textbook: Introductory Statistics by Illowsky et al. (also available on LibreTexts platform for remixing). Next priority is to develop the ZTC Canvas shell with ancillary materials.
From email sent to OERI listserv in February 2023:
"Reimagining Introductory Statistics and Probability: A Collaborative OER Textbook with DEIAA Assignments on the LibreTexts Platform
This project aims to create an open educational resource (OER) textbook for an introductory statistics and probability course with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism (DEIAA). The team will remix content from the OpenStax Statistics textbook and create new assignments that incorporate DEIAA-related questions. The project will be hosted on the LibreTexts platform and completed by a team of faculty members. The final product will be implemented in introductory statistics courses to promote DEIAA in statistics education.
The lead envisions a team where each member revises and prepares new assignments using MOM (MyOpenMath) which include questions related to DEIAA (diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism) from 3-4 chapters of the OpenStax Statistics textbook using the LibreTexts platform. The lead would like to complete the project with a team of fellow faculty members and implement it in the Introductory Statistics courses.
If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions about it, please contact Chau D Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward this message on to anyone who might be interested."
Faculty released time/stipends
Hiring student worker to create datasets in Excel
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Questions for the listserv/vendors:
Goal: Create a robust Canvas course shell for MATH 136 to accompany the OER textbook Introductory Statistics by Illowsky et al.
Preliminary cost breakdown (estimating faculty time at $75 per hour):
1. Review currently available ancillary content and complete needed training: 20 hours ($1500)
2. Determine content required to be developed. Time required: 5 hours ($375)
3. Design the course materials: Create high-quality course materials, including videos, interactive exercises, and quizzes. Ensure that the course materials are aligned with the course objectives and the textbook. Time required: 60 hours ($4,500)
4. Create a course syllabus: Develop a course syllabus that outlines the course objectives, grading policy, course schedule, and other relevant information. Time required: 5 hours ($375)
5. Develop assessments: Create assessments that measure the students' understanding of the course content. These assessments may include quizzes, exams, and projects. Time required: 30 hours ($2,250)
8. Pilot test the course: Before launching the course, pilot test it with a small group of students to ensure that the course materials and assessments are effective. Time required: 15 hours ($1,125)
10. Monitor and evaluate the course: Regularly monitor and evaluate the course to ensure that it is meeting the learning objectives and to identify areas for improvement. Use student feedback to refine the course and make it even more effective. Time required: 10 hours ($750)
Information on this page adapted from ASCCC OERI's newsletters and OER & ZTC documentation, as well as Open & Free Materials: CoSET - Mathematics & Statistics: Mathematics & Statistics by Heather F. Adair at Sam Houston State University.