Textbooks & Inclusive Access: UTSA & HB 1027

Defines inclusive access and summarizes HB 1027 transparency compliance.


Survey and assess the UTSA landscape in order to determine best practices for compliance, applying UT System work group forthcoming Best Practices. 

Environmental Scan

  • Identify campus-wide inclusive access programs (automatic billing)
  • Identify academic department level inclusive access programs (automatic billing)
  • Determine data that may need to be gathered to support compliance
  • Determine data and systems that currently exist to support compliance

Promote Transparency

Leverage systems and data to provide:

  • Transparency for individual and total course materials fees
  • Clear opt out options for students
  • Publishers' terms of service, privacy policy, and collection of student data
  • Develop clear definitions for low cost, no cost, and OER that are linked from the course schedules


  • Use UT System Best Practices for communicating with faculty to:
    • Develop, in partnership with Director of Academic Strategic Communications in Academic Affairs a faculty communication framework.
    • Integrate HB 1027 reporting into current SB 810 reporting: share with Academic Advisers and students during registration

Scale Work

  • Work with the Provost and faculty to determine best steps for moving forward with inclusive access/automatic billing programs


UTSA HB 1027 Work Group
Representative Title Department
Dustin Barrows Assistant Director Learning Technologies Academic Technologies
Chayla De La Garza Library Services Assistant III UTSA Libraries
Jake Erney Business Relationship Manager UTS Strategic Services & Communications
Sylvia Grady Associate Bursar Fiscal Services Downtown
Ramiro Hernandez Senior Assistant Registrar Office of the Registrar
Johanna Hunziker Associate Registrar Office of the Registrar
DeeAnn Ivie OER Coordinator UTSA Libraries
John Palmer Manager Rowdy campus Bookstore
Debbie Rappaport

Director ACA Programs Compliance,

Continuous Improvement and Accreditation

Academic Affairs
Tiffany Robinson Assistant Vice Provost & University Registrar Office of the Registrar
Sam Suwal SIS Financial Accounting Manager Financial Services & University Bursar
Joe Tobares Director of Learning Technologies Academic Innovation