ASUCD Textbook Affordability Committee


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Chair: ?
Vice Chair: ?
ASUCD Senators: Senator Eric Friedman
Academic Affairs Commissioner: ?
External Affairs Commissioner: Billy Durham
Book Exchange Director: Jennifer Dang
Calpirg Member: ?
Calpirg Member: ?
Members: Ronald Payne John McMahon and Annie Chen

The Textbook Affordability Committee (TAC), an ASUCD committee, does research and recommends projects and legislation regarding the affordability of textbooks at the University of California, Davis and the greater UC system. TAC works with the ASUCD Book Exchange and assists in the development and maintenance of a textbook rental program at the University of California, Davis.

The TAC consists of eleven voting member positions. These members include the TAC chair, one ASUCD Academic Affairs (AAC) Commissioner appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission who serves on TAC until the end of their commission term, one ASUCD External Affairs (EAC) Commissioner appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission who serves on TAC until the end of their term, two ASUCD Senators who serve until the end of their Senate terms, two UC Davis undergraduate members of CalPIRG appointed by the CalPIRG Chapter Board serve for one year, the ASUCD Book Exchange Director for one year and three additional student members.

Hiring Process

The TAC Chairperson is selected by a hiring committee made up of two Senators, the EAC Chair, the AAC Chair and one CalPIRG Member.

The three student member positions shall be filled by a hiring committee as needed, made up of two Senators, the TAC Chair, the EAC Chair, the AAC Chair, and one TAC CalPIRG member. Only four of the six members need be present to perform the interviews and hire members.


TAC shall meet every two academic weeks at the discretion of the Chairperson. Within the last two weeks of each quarter, the Chairperson of TAC presents a written progress report to the ASUCD Senate regarding the status of TAC projects and future goals.


An eleven member Textbook Affordability Committee was [WWW]approved by the Senate 10-0-2 on May 15th, 2006. The new committee was to replace the ASUCD Textbook Affordability Special Committee which was considered by everyone to be unproductive the year before. Once the chair graduated, everyone forgot that the committee existed.

The Administrative Plan for the Textbook Affordability Committee was [WWW]approved by the Senate 10-0-2 on October 26, 2006.

The Textbook Affordability Committee was featured in a California Aggie [WWW]editorial on November 7, 2007.

Jennifer Dang, the director of the Book Exchange, [WWW]responded to the editorial on November 9, 2006.

Ronald Payne, John McMahon, and Annie Chen were [WWW]confirmed by the Senate as Committee members on February 5, 2007.

The committee has yet to meet during the Spring Quarter of 2007.


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2007-03-16 13:51:52   That is seemingly a common occurence. I think it would have been a good committee for you. —SteveOstrowski

2007-05-10 23:57:31   TAC met officially on Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 6:00pm in the conference room and will continue meeting at 6:00pm until further notice. —anniechen

2007-05-12 18:13:04   I want to come to a meeting. Which conference room? —ArlenAbraham

2007-05-16 14:32:06   ASUCD conference room tonight at 6:00pm —anniechen

2008-10-11 20:17:03   EAC Chairman Gregory JS Dizon is reviving this committee. —StevenLee

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