• Textbook Affordability Team


  • TAT Mission Statement: Facilitate adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and MHCC Library Resources as curricular options for faculty to significantly reduce textbook costs to MHCC students.

    The Textbook Affordability Team (TAT)

    We began our in the Fall of 2015, following a visit from Dr. Cable Green, Director of Global Learning at Creative Commons. Dr Green delivered an OER keynote lecture and workshops for the 2015 Faculty In-Service. Watch the streaming video of Dr. Green’s lecture here. MHCC President Dr. Debra Derr and other college administrators, gave their support to MHCC employees to keep the momentum going by the formation of the TAT. We are a dedicated and enthusiastic group of college faculty, staff, managers, administrators, and student government officers working together to develop and maintain campus-wide support services for faculty as they adopt OER and/or incorporate library resources to reduce textbook costs, all for sake of Student Success!

    Administrative Leadership:

    • Dr. Debra Derr, College President

    Co-Leads:

    • Dave Pontious, Faculty & TLC Coordinator
    • Heather White, Library Technical Services Coordinator

    Members:

    • Julie Godat, Bookstore Manager
    • Cat Schleichert, Online Learning Program Coordinator
    • Tristan Price, IT Accessibility Coordinator
    • Associated Student Government (ASG) President
    • Associated Student Government (ASG) Vice President
    • Janette Hansen, Library E-Resources Specialist and Budget Review Council Representative
    • Megan Dugan, Library Director
    • Sergio Lopez, Faculty Librarian
    • Mark Peterson, Faculty Librarian
    • Kevin Moore, Library Reference Assistant
    • David Todd, Faculty
    • Christi Hart, Manager of Financial Aid/Scholarships and Veterans Services

    Questions? Suggestions?

    Contact Heather.White@mhcc.edu and David.Pontious@mhcc.edu