Spring 2009 Semester Textbook Adoptions
Joseph Glover, Provost
Faculty and departments should submit their Spring 2009 term textbook adoptions at http://www.textadoption.ufl.edu by November 2, 2008 so that this information is available to students during registration. This information is also available online to all bookstores to help them ensure appropriate arrival of texts for Spring term and better prices for student book buybacks.
Students can view Spring course textbook requirements on ISIS during registration, which begins November 3, 2008. 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, and it is now a requirement in Florida Statutes. UF students have overwhelmingly endorsed the availability of textbook information online and have indicated it aids in course selection.
For compliance-monitoring purposes, the final deadline date to submit text adoptions is November 17, 2008.
If you have any questions about the textbook adoption process, please contact the textbook adoption services manager at 392-0306.