US: Federal: S.2518 - College Access Act of 2014
Policy Title: S.2518 - College Access Act of 2014 - Go to the policy
Author(s): Sen. Alan Franklin (D-MN)
Description: "To establish a grant program to incentivize States to implement comprehensive reforms and innovative strategies to significantly improve postsecondary outcomes for low-income and first generation college students, including increasing postsecondary enrollment and graduation rates, to reduce the need of postsecondary students for remedial education, to increase alignment of elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education, and to promote innovation in postsecondary education, and for other purposes."
"(12) Open educational resource.--The term ``open educational resource'' means an educational resource that is licensed under an open license and freely available online to the public."
"(13) Open license.--The term ``open license means a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, and irrevocable copyright license that grants the public permission to access, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display, adapt, distribute, and otherwise use the work governed by such license and adaptations of such work for any purpose, conditioned only upon the requirement that an author of such work receives appropriate attribution."
(A) Removing barriers to innovation in postsecondary education that shall include--
(i) developing innovative education delivery models, such as using technology to enhance online and classroom learning aimed to increase participation and retention of students, particularly first generation college students and low-income students;
(ii) promoting the use of technology to increase personalized learning, advising, and support services for students; and