Additional Resources

  • Develop automated, online and easily accessible textbook information for faculty.
  • Enable faculty to place orders online and provide clear deadlines.
  • Provide price information to faculty
  • Assist faculty in planning negotiations with publishers and bookstore for reduced prices
  • Determine the availability of less expensive editions of textbooks (e.g., printed on less expensive paper or without color) and provide this information to faculty.
  • When student registration is complete, e-mail students the ISBN of the textbooks required for the course, thereby giving students the option to purchase textbooks online.
  • Explore ways that departmental coordination could reduce costs for students. Departments could consider using a standard book for all sections of introductory level courses so that used books will have more resale value.
  • Facilitate regular communications among bookstore managers, department heads, students and faculty.