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Textbook Order Deadline has Passed for Fall Semester

Office of the ProvostApr 4, 2016

The deadline to submit textbook orders for Fall was March 1, but as of today, only about 15% of the faculty have submitted their textbook orders to the University Bookstore. The Provost would like to remind faculty members why providing textbook information in a timely manner is important for our students and the university:

  1. It enables students who are considering registering for a course to consider the entire cost of the course, including textbooks. Providing this information also allows students to explore other textbook purchase options beyond the institution options to obtain textbooks including renting and ordering through other vendors.
  2. Late publication of textbook requirements may significantly impact our students with disabilities. Not all textbooks are available in formats that accommodate disabilities and the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities may have to determine how to make the textbook available to students.
  3. Providing textbook information is not only a student-centered practice - it's the law: the Textbook Access and Affordability Act requires all institutions of higher education that receive Federal assistance to include on the course schedule the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price for each textbook and supplement required or recommended for the course.  

The Textbook Access and Affordability Act Guidelines require that textbooks for the Fall, Spring, Summer terms are submitted 30 days before the Fall, Spring or Summer electronic class schedule is posted. In the event of new courses, new curriculum or late faculty assignments to courses, these dates will be extended but orders must be provided as soon as possible. For more information on these guidelines and how to submit your textbook information, please click here.

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