Affordable Educational Resources Committee (AERC)

What is AERC?

Formed in Fall 2015, AERC is an SCC faculty-senate-led committee. However, members from all constituencies are welcome to join.

Charge

The SCC Affordable Educational Resources Committee works with Academic Senate, students, faculty, and classified staff in programs across campus to:

  1. Identify alternative strategies to reduce textbook and course material costs for students;
  2. Make recommendations that address textbook and course material affordability and accessibility, while respecting academic freedom;
  3. Educate students, faculty, and staff about alternative strategies to reduce textbook and  course material costs;
  4. Develop objectives and timelines to accomplish actionable goals.

Meetings

Fall 2019 semester: the Committee will meet 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 in LR 121 (1st floor of Library/LRC). The first meeting is September 16.

Co-chairs

Angela Block (Sociology) and Rebecca Goodchild (Library)