Introducing the Maricopa Open Digital Press Gold Seal

Our goal is to create a robust set of Gold Seal MOD Press textbooks and resources. To qualify for the Gold Seal, the MOD Pressbook must have ALL of the following characteristics:

  1. MCCCD Competency and Outline Alignment:
    1. Align the MOD Pressbook as closely as possible with the course outline established by MCCCD. You will be asked to address any deviation or missing sections when submitting the MOD Pressbook for review.
    2. List the relevant competencies and learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter. You will be asked to address any missing competencies when submitting the MOD Pressbook for review.
  2. Media:
    1. Provide a table of contents of media assets along with a short description at the end of your MOD Pressbook.
    2. Include an assessment/knowledge check embedded within the media, the chapter, and/or at the conclusion of the chapter.
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):
    1. Include instructor resources as part of the MOD Pressbook that describe how you have incorporated DEI, along with ways in which this information can be used by the instructor.
    2. OpenStax Representation and Diversity Development Guidelines
    3. Achieve Rubric for Assurance of Accessibility Standards (see Rubric VIII, pages 10-11 of the linked document)
  4. Universal Design for Learning (UDL):
    1. Include instructor resources as part of the MOD Pressbook that describe how you have incorporated UDL, along with ways in which this information can be used by the instructor.
    2. UDL Guidelines
  5. Published with a Creative Commons License.
    1. All the information, media, and activities are open resources and properly attributed.

The MOD Pressbook library will contain a range of Pressbooks, but any Pressbook that has received the MOD Pressbook Gold Seal will be clearly identified so that Maricopa faculty know it has been vetted for the five qualifications outlined above.

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