Beginning in the Spring term, CUNYFirst will have the option to list courses as having “Zero Textbook Cost”. This was approved by the CUNY Registrar last week. This is a major step forward for OERs at CUNY! Professors using OERs now have a way to promote their hard work developing these texts, and students will have a way to select classes that they can afford.
Moreover, this will help promote further development of OERs: as students realize that zero cost textbooks are an option, they are probably going to push for more OER classes. This is an exciting time for OERs at CUNY!