April 27-29, 2016

  • Thank You!


    See you at TAC 2017

  • AFFORDABILITY


    Textbooks must be available at costs students can bear and that
    sustain the necessary authorship, production, and distribution functions

  • ACCESS


    Students at all levels of ability, financial means, or other special
    needs must be able to acquire and use the necessary course content

  • EFFECTIVENESS


    Course materials must help support teaching and self-study that
    leads to student learning and completion

Thank You TAC 2016!

Stay tuned for next year's date and location to be posted within the next few months!

We believe that the conversation regarding textbook affordability is critical to the success of today’s students and future generations who wish to complete their educational goals.

The 2016 Conference Thought Leaders

The Student Success Imperative

Collaboration and Innovation as Course Materials Strategy

Our Path Forward: Commitments and Strategy

Dr. Adela de la Torre

Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs &
Campus Diversity

University of California, Davis

Vic Vuchic

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Learner Positioning System
Digital Promise Global

Dr. Mark Milliron

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer
Civitas Learning

Dr. Lisa Petrides

President
Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)


Program Panel Sessions and Resources

TAC 2016 engaged teams of campus leaders—library, campus store, IT, faculty and instructional design, and campus administrative leadership—in an intentional learning pathway. They learned and worked collaboratively to determine strategies for bringing more affordable course materials to their campuses. The image to the right shows the guiding principles of TAC 2016.

We invite you to learn from conference panelists who shared their success stories and insights by accessing the 2016 TAC virtual resource library folder in NACS’ online social network—The Hub: Course Materials, Digital Content, and Supplying the Campus Community. You must login to view the community and library. If you do not have NACS web credentials, click on “Click here to create a web-access login” below the “Need a Login?” header. You may have to wait 15-20 minutes for your new credentials account to become active in The Hub.

2016 TAC Session Presentations Available in Resource Archive*



Initiating Change: Faculty and Instructional Designers Speak Up

Systemic Support for New Course Content Models: Library and IT Success Stories

Where Campus and Commerce Meet: The Campus Store’s Contribution

Creating the “All-Source” Model: All Content Providers Required

Understanding the Broader Context: Government and Policy Panel Session



*You must login to view the community and library. If you do not have NACS web credentials, click on “Click here to create a web-access login” below the “Need a Login?” header. You may have to wait 15-20 minutes for your new credentials account to become active in The Hub.


Thank You to our TAC 2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors



Thank You to our 2016 TAC Planning Partners

The commitment to students and making this change happen is what we all have in common. The 2016 TAC planning partners were the APP-Higher Education, California Association of College Stores, California State University’s Affordable Learning Solutions, the National Association of College Stores (NACS), NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and OpenStax.