These guidelines result from a change in the Ministry’s approach to ancillary fees.
Page 3 points instructors to their liaison librarian to discuss alternatives to commercial online resources. To support your work in this area, see the Libguide Learning Object Repositories and Open Courseware, which links to significant online sources of open educational resources. I update this guide annually with major directories, but if you see something missing, please let me know and I’ll do my best to add it.
If a faculty member has a specific question about the attached policy or whether a specific commercial resource would be acceptable under the Guidelines, you may want to refer instructors to staff members at CTSI, who are also able and willing to assist in this area. And of course, if you’re not sure, feel free to ask me.
Memo attached in PDF format and also available on-line at http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2014_to_2015/17.htm.
From: Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students & First Entry Divisions; Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Interim Vice-Provost, Faculty and Academic Life
Date: September 8, 2014
Re: Provostial Guidelines on Digital Learning Materials
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
In December 2013, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities revised the 2013-14 to 2016-17 Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines for Publicly-Assisted Universities. The revisions include changes regarding the charging of compulsory ancillary fees for digital learning materials required for assessment purposes.
The Ministry has signaled the need for each university to establish a policy regarding the use of digital learning materials for assessment purposes.
Attached are the Provostial Guidelines on the Use of Digital Learning Materials and well as a Frequently Asked Questions. These Guidelines will be in effect for 2014-2015 and will be reviewed in early spring 2015.