Wondering how HB49 changes the College Credit Plus program? See this graphic from the Ohio Department of Higher Education and visit this news item from the Ohio Department of Education's EdConnection.
Students enrolled in CCP courses and high school teachers teaching CCP courses as adjunct college instructors should have credentials to access the resources available to them through INFOhio and through their university library. If students or teachers are attempting to log into their university library's research resources and are unable to access them, try the following troubleshooting steps:
For more information, visit the Ohio Higher Ed University System of Ohio's College Credit Plus page.
As you meet with students and parents, consider directing them to the following resources:
Purchasing print textbooks or licensing electronic textbooks for all students is cost-prohibitive for libraries. Therefore, most libraries, including INFOhio and most OhioLINK member libraries, generally do not purchase textbooks. Occasionally students may be able to find a copy of a course text to borrow through OhioLINK, but CCP participants should not rely on the availability of a shared copy of a textbook.
Many universities use electronic course reserves systems through their academic libraries. Instructors may be able to place a limited number of course materials on electronic course reserve for students to access freely online with authentication. Due to copyright restrictions, instructors are rarely permitted to put an entire text on electronic course reserve.
As your school works with cooperating universities to make sure students have access to the course materials they'll need, consider asking the university the following questions:
The following list of textbook vendors may help you determine where you can find affordable textbooks:
Textbook vendor list compiled by Maureen Barry, First Year Experience Librarian, Wright State University