In order to have the Bookstore open to students 6 weeks prior to the start of the Fall semester, and to accommodate 10 month faculty, the Textbook Submission Google Docs are now available for your review and input. Please have this completed no later than June 17, 2019 (or before you leave for the summer).
I have created Google Docs for each program and have pre-filled the book details for the books that were used for each course the last time I’m aware that the course ran. For some courses you will need to input all book details. It is up to you to confirm and approve all titles and ensure that the correct, current edition of each book is listed OR to indicate that no textbook is required. This is the spreadsheet that will determine the books that will be listed in our online Bookstore.
OPEN ACCESS BOOKS: If you are using Open Access textbooks for your class, please include that information on the Google Doc, including the URL for the text. MBS allows us to list these titles and have links to them. It will cut down on student questions and will allow students to look at the books prior to the start of the semester if they are all listed through the Bookstore.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Bookstore needs to list all resources that students will be expected to purchase or use for your course(s), so that we have good financial transparency for students and parents. We know that many programs require students to purchase books one semester with the understanding that these same books will be used in later semesters. To be most clear to students, we want to list all titles you expect your students to have, each semester. I will craft a note to go into the Bookstore to tell students if they will be required to use a text for subsequent semesters, so that they won’t re-sell the book or get a version that expires.
Here are some things for you to watch for:
Each program has its own Google Doc. Click below on the link for your program:
NOTE that these links are also available through the Library’s homepage / Faculty / Submit Textbook Adoptions
Please have your textbooks entered no later than June 17, 2019 (or before you leave for the summer).
Let me know if you have any questions about this process: firstname.lastname@example.org; 402-481-3908.