West Hills College Lemoore awarded US Department of Education grant

Congratulations to West Hills College Lemoore, who along with with the College of Marin, Allan Hancock College, and College of the Canyons, were one of four winners of the 2020 Open Textbook Pilot program from the US Department of Education. CCCOER is excited to be included in the grant and will provide technical assistance.

These four California Community Colleges will establish the California Consortium for Equitable Change in Hispanic Serving Institutions Open Educational Resources (CC ECHO) program to implement an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) framework into Open Educational Resources (OER) to meet several state and national needs. Guided by leading practitioners in the field, CC ECHO will

  • develop culturally relevant OER and training materials for faculty on delivering that OER,
  • host curated and created material on multiple open-license platforms,
  • deploy mini-grants for subject matter experts and students to provide a wide view in OER materials, and
  • engage Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

The grant aims to produce an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion framework built into OER materials in 20 courses to serve 1,160 students saving students an estimated total of $2,214,400 in textbook costs by December of 2023.

Visit the Open Textbooks Pilot Program to learn more.