Submission of Spring 2000 Course Adoption Information
David Colburn, Vice Provost
The on-line textbook and course material adoption system was initiated in July, 1999. The prototype system contained information on Summer B and Fall 1999 course adoptions. The student viewing application was previewed during the Fall Semester drop/add period. Student users were asked for their comments and they overwhelmingly endorsed the system.
The prototype system has been enhanced to improve the efficiency of the system. Additions include search functions by course, department, or section; historical course adoption information; a delete or change adoption function; a link for student viewing from ISIS, and the capability to adopt required CIRCA computer lab applications. Comment sections allow for notes to students or specific information to vendors. The system replaces paperwork processing of orders and the duplication of orders to multiple vendors.
Faculty and staff from all academic units are asked to input textbook and course material requirements for Spring Semester 2000 so it can be made available to students at Spring registration. The text adoption program is on the web at www.textadoption.ufl.edu.
The target date for submission of Spring 2000 textbook and course material adoptions is October 15, 1999. Please keep in mind that this system does not require faculty to use any particular bookstore. The entire purpose of this effort is to provide students with information about textbook, coursepack, and other reading requirements in advance of the spring semester. All local bookstores have access to the system.
The Business Services Division Information Technology Department offered training and information sessions to faculty and staff on October 5th and 6th. One additional workshop will be held in Room 282 of the Reitz Union on: Friday October 15, 9:30-10:30 AM. To register, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, contact Leila Cantara or Bill Noffsinger at 392-0306.
Thanks for your assistance in this matter and for informing faculty about this process.