HEOA & CUNY BookList
What is the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)?
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was enacted in August 2008, and became effective in July 2010. Among other things, it requires colleges to publicize the materials assigned for each course section before the term begins. CUNY has multiple systems in place for complying with this legislation. Hunter College, the Graduate Center and the Graduate School of Journalism, the Law School, Brooklyn College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College have their own solutions. The system developed by Brooklyn College has been modified by CIS; this system, CUNY BookList, will be used by the majority of colleges. Colleges on CUNY First – Queens College and Queensborough Community College, will be using CUNY First for complying with HEOA, and as colleges come up on CUNY First they will switch to CUNY First as well.
CUNY BookList Resources
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Please see a memo regarding HEOA from Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Alexandra W. Logue and General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Frederick P. Schaffer here <pdf>.
See a memo regarding HEOA Compliance progress from Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Alexandra W. Logue and General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Frederick P. Schaffer here <pdf>.
View the verbiage of the act here.
View a document containing the deadlines for making textbook prices and ISBN numbers available for students here <doc>.
The HEOA working group has a presence on CUNY Academic Commons. To request membership to the commons group, click here.
HEOA Campus Contacts