Spring Semester Textbook Adoptions
Joseph Glover, Associate Provost
Faculty and Departments are asked to submit their Spring term textbook adoptions at http://www.textadoption.ufl.edu by October 15, 2004.
While this may seem to be an early deadline, it advantages students and local bookstores in several ways. First, it allows students to view course textbook requirements during registration on ISIS. Second, when the information is registered in the database, students will get the best prices for their used books during the fall semester book buybacks because bookstores will know which texts are in demand. Local bookstores may also begin the ordering process to ensure timely arrival of texts for spring classes.
UF students have overwhelmingly endorsed the availability of textbook information online and have indicated it aids in course selection. Additional benefits include: 1) students can balance class loads during registration based on course reading requirements; 2) students can assess the cost of the semester with more accuracy to plan for their financial needs when textbook information is available before registration; 3) students may receive more revenue for their used books when vendors know, in advance, that the book will be used another term; 4) students may order books prior to class starting dates; 5) online availability of information encourages the market to keep prices competitive for student consumers.
If you have any questions about the textbook adoption process, please contact the textbook adoption services manager at 392- 0306.