Textbook Adoption & Affordability 
Memo from Interim Provost Chally
 Dear Faculty,  

 

The textbook adoption system is available to faculty and departments to submit SPRING 2018 textbook adoptions and course materials requirements.
Submission and compliance deadlines for fall adoption is below. Visit UNF’s Textbook Adoption & Affordability page for more information and instructions on Textbook Adoption and instructions on submitting your textbook information into the system.  
Timely posting of textbook requirements has the strong support of the student body, and it is a requirement in the Florida Statutes.

 

 Faculty and departments are encouraged to submit their SPRING 2018 textbook adoptions at www.unfstore.com by the  date below so that this information is available to students when planning their schedules.  Textbook information helps students better balance their course loads based on reading requirements and plan for their financial needs, including the purchasing of books. 

 

Our SPRING 2018 textbook adoption preferred deadline date is October 27th and our SPRING 2018 textbook adoption required deadline is NOVEMBER 17TH   

    

*****PLEASE REMEMBER that if you plan to forgo any textbooks for a course, you must complete the form and indicate that “no text is required”.   

 

Remember that the area for faculty Online Adoptions on the UNF Bookstore website is at the bottom of the webpage under Faculty Services (do not log in at the top of the Bookstore website).   Refer to the Instructions sheet located in the right column on this page. 

bookstore login

If you have any questions about the textbook adoption submission process, please contact the textbook adoption Web site administrator at 620-1252 or e-mail  0647txt@follett.com.  

 

Pam

    

Why does the bookstore need textbook adoptions early?   

  • The bookstore researches every title/ISBN requested for courses held at the University (over 2500 courses and 2300 titles).  Which means for every ISBN submitted, they research the title to ensure/project that they will have enough copies of the title to meet the needs of our students.  
  • The bookstore conducts research to determine if UNF can buy books back from the current students enrolled (during Finals Week) to pass the savings onto future students by offering used book options.   
  • The bookstore contacts publishers to see if and when new editions are coming out to inform office managers/faculty that their current selection could be an old edition by the new term start date.   
  • The bookstore contacts office managers/faculty on usage questions (e.g. does the instructor require the use of an access code in the package? If not, they could potentially make the book less expensive for students).   
  • The bookstore searches for the best cost option for students (e.g. used books, loose-leaf options, custom options).   
  • Publishers require at least 6 weeks to print, package, and ship custom orders. 

 Read the Affordability Textbooks: A Policy Guide published by Ethan Senack, US PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGS, March 2014