Over the last two sessions, the Texas Legislature has passed bills (SB 810 and HB 1027) requiring institutions to provide clarity on the costs of course materials in course schedules and to make information on inclusive access fees more transparent and available to students. The UT System believes these requirements are in the best interest of students and is committed to supporting institutions throughout this process.
The UT System Affordable Learning Accelerator Task Force issued 11 recommendations in the final report it submitted to Chancellor Milliken in September 2020, including a recommendation on course materials disclosure.
The UT System and institutions should adopt best practices for complying with state and federal legislation regarding OER and course material disclosure.
Identifying Low- and No-Cost Courses
UT Rio Grande Valley implemented a form that faculty fill out as part of the traditional textbook reporting process. (The online form walk through begins at 4:40 in the video).
UT San Antonio's overview of inclusive access and progress to date on compliance with HB 1027. The page includes a table with status tracking for each component of the bill.
A UT Arlington lib guide published in 2020 that provides and overview of SB 810 and examples of ways to implement course markings
A library guide (lib guide) that shows UT Arlington students how to search for OER courses in the class schedule.
This page is designed to serve as a living hub for resources and best practices UT Institutions are using to implement strategies for course materials disclosure. If you have a resource or strategy you would like to be added, please email Rebecca Karoff at email@example.com.