UPUA to bring two pieces of educational legislation to the floor
The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will meet Wednesday night for its weekly general meeting assembly and bring two pieces of legislation pertaining to minimizing costs of education to the floor.
Resolution 13 – 12 “Support of the Senate Bill 1864 and House Bill 3840 the Affordable College Textbook Act” and Resolution 14 – 12 “Support of HR. 3870 E-BOOK Act of 2017” is on the agenda, along with a special presentation from the Penn State Student Financial Education Center.
Senate Bill 1864 and House Bill 3840 the Affordable College Textbook Act looks to expand the use of open-sourced textbooks, minimizing costs for college students.
House Bill 3870 looks to lower education costs through “establishing pilot programs to expand student access to digital course materials.”
Through the bill, grants will be awarded to institutions of higher education to make digital course materials available to undergraduate students.
Funds can be used for digital innovation including purchasing electronic equipment, hiring staff to operate the digital programs, building storage space and maintaining equipment.
UPUA meets on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in 233B HUB. Meetings are open to the public and student attendance is encouraged.