Spring Semester Textbook Adoptions
Janie M. Fouke, Provost
Faculty and departments are asked to submit their Spring term textbook adoptions at http://www.textadoption.ufl.edu beginning October 2, 2006 through October 27, 2006. Once submitted, this information is available on-line to all bookstores, providing both students and bookstores timely and correct information about textbook requirements. With your textbook adoption information, bookstores can begin the ordering process to ensure timely arrival of texts for Spring term. By knowing what texts are required, bookstores can provide students with better prices on book buybacks.
Students can view Spring course textbook requirements on ISIS during advance registration, which begins October 30, 2006. This information helps students balance their course loads based on reading requirements and plan for their financial needs, including the purchasing of books. Timely entry of this information also provides students their best opportunity to sell books back at higher prices. Bookstores typically will not offer to buy back texts unless the text is listed as being used the next semester.
Timely posting of textbook requirements has the strong support of the student body. UF students have overwhelmingly endorsed the availability of textbook information on-line and have indicated it aids in course selection. In December 2005, Student Government passed a resolution requesting higher participation in online textbook adoptions.
Efforts are underway to improve the textbook adoption process at UF. With your support of these efforts, UF can offer a straightforward process for faculty as well as provide timely access to required textbooks for our students. If you have suggestions about improving the process, please e-mail E. Jane Luzar at firstname.lastname@example.org.