To support of the Students’ Union advocacy work to highlight various low-cost textbook options for students, the University implemented Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) course material in the 2021/22 academic year as a pilot project.
Zero Textbook Cost means a student does not incur any costs for purchasing course materials. Options may include open educational resources (OERs) and other properly licensed and adopted materials. OERs are a great way to improve accessibility and affordability for students who may already be financially strained, and ZTC courses may also use Library materials, or free online content.
In August 2021, the Registrar’s Office launched the ZTC pilot project to assess how many instructors will be using the Zero Textbook Cost approach. By completing a Google Form, instructors submit their course as ZTC which is then labeled in Bear Tracks as zero cost.
Join the ZTC program, here.