"Zero Textbook Cost" or ZTC is the designation used in CUNYFirst to indicate that a course does not require students enrolled in the class to purchase a textbook or required readings. Instead, students may be assigned OER materials, freely available materials (which may or may not be open, but are freely accessible for students, such as a New York Times article), library materials, or a combination of these.
Here are CUNY's detailed guidelines on ZTC designations:
Please contact Professor Christina Boyle, Emerging Technologies Librarian and OER Coordinator, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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