Summer and Fall 2011 Textbook Adoptions
Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President
Faculty and departments should submit their Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 textbook adoptions and course materials requirements at http://www.textadoption.ufl.edu/ by March 27, 2011 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 and course materials requirements on ISIS under Schedule of Courses during advance registration, which begins March 28. 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 1, 2011. The final deadline date to submit text adoptions for Fall courses is April 1, 2011.
If you have any questions about the textbook adoption process, please contact the textbook adoption services manager at 392-0306 or by e-mail at Texadoption-WebHelp@bsd.ufl.edu.