Summer/Fall 2009 Semester Textbook Adoptions

Published: March 2nd, 2009

Category: Memos

Joseph Glover, Provost

Faculty and departments should submit their Summer 2009 and Fall 2009 textbook adoptions at by March 22, 2009 so that this information is available to students during advance registration. This information is also available online to all bookstores to help them ensure appropriate arrival of texts for Summer and Fall terms and better prices for student book buybacks.

Students can view Summer and Fall course textbook requirements on ISIS during advance registration, which begins March 23rd. 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 on-line and have indicated it aids in course selection.

For compliance-monitoring purposes, the final deadline date to submit text adoptions for Summer courses is April 6, 2009. The final deadline date to submit text adoptions for Fall courses is April 30, 2009.

If you have any questions about the textbook adoption process, please contact the textbook adoption services manager at 392-0306.

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