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OER & ZTC: Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost Options

A guide for faculty and students about OER and ZTC at Pasadena City College

OER Committee

Please feel free to contact Walter Butler ( ) or any of the members of the OER Committee, a subcommittee of the Student Success Committee.  We are here to assist you with identifying, implementing, and utilizing OER content for your courses.


Chair: Walter Butler

Bookstore: Manuel Moreno

Business, Engineering, Technology: Elaine Fong

Counseling: Ivette Rosas

DSP&S: Mark Sakata

Language & ESL: Laura Godio, Manual Sanchez

Math & Computer Science: Raelynn Garcia, Joshua Hidalgo

Natural Science: Jessica Blickley

Noncredit: Teresa Deukemedjian, Sarey Torres

Social Science: Patrick Rock

Associated Students: Nathalie Guzman

ManagementLynora Rogacs & Julie Kiotas


Grants / Funding for Faculty

The ASCC has released an RFP to support OER projects ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.  RFPs are due January 31st, 2022.  Further details can be found at this site:

ASCCC OERI Request for Proposals IV – Overview - ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (

Note that they have a multi-institutional collaboration and an equity requirement. They will also be hosting informational webinars and office hours to support the application process: ASCCC OERI Request for Proposals IV - Timeline and Events - ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (

The OER Committee is excited to release an honorarium opportunity for all faculty! 

Honorarium awards will range from $1000 - $2000 depending on the scope of the project. All interested faculty must inform their Dean about their interest and plan for the honorarium before applying.

To apply for this opportunity, complete this application.  There is an FAQ document, but you can also reach out to any of the OER Committee members if you have any questions.  Applications are due November 29, 2021.