UNF Follett ACCESS Program - Information for Instructors
For UNF faculty, this is an opt-in program. Faculty are not required to use this program and must opt-in if they want their students to participate.
If you have any questions about the Follett ACCESS program, please contact Kiersten Geloneck, Bookstore Manager at email@example.com, or call 620-2648.
The cost and process of obtaining course materials for college classes can be overwhelming to students and directly impact their academic success. To provide more affordable options and faster access to course materials, the UNF Bookstore now leverages the Follett ACCESS program to provide students with required course materials (textbooks, courseware, lab kits, supplies, etc.) on the first day of class. With Follett ACCESS, students benefit from Follett's buying power to save up to 30% or more on the cost of textbooks and course materials. The Follett ACCESS program delivers required course materials to students when registering for any of the courses listed. The cost will be included as part of tuition or course fees, so there are no surprises about costs after enrollment. Both students and faculty benefit from the diversity of affordable options available by participating in the Follett ACCESS program. Student participation is through an opt-out process.
Benefits To Students
According to a recent Follett ACCESS student survey, 42% of students frequently do not purchase some required course materials because of costs and often delay purchasing required digital learning materials until the semester has begun to make sure that instructors will use the courseware. Accessing and utilizing required course materials are key contributors to student success. With the Follett ACCESS program, students no longer struggle with accessing and utilizing required course materials. Follett manages the entire Follett ACCESS program process from start to finish.
Students enrolled in the Follett ACCESS program:
- Save significantly on digital course materials — up to 30%
- Receive access to all required course materials on or before the first day of class.
- Experience reduced stress during the purchasing process.
Benefits To Faculty
Faculty that select course materials through the Follett ACCESS program enjoy the academic freedom to choose the content provider, edition, and medium that best fits the class curriculum and know that every student will have the required course materials on day one. With Follett ACCESS, faculty no longer need to serve as “tech support” for digital course materials. Follett will provide students with instructions for accessing materials and work directly with students to troubleshoot any issues. Faculty members can choose from hundreds of thousands of titles and more than 6,000 publishers to best fit their needs, and Follett aggregates content to streamline the procurement and delivery process. Note: For UNF faculty, this is an opt-in program. Faculty are not required to use this program and must opt-in if they want their students to participate.
How Follett ACCESS Works
Working in close partnership with the UNF Bookstore, Follett manages the entire Follett ACCESS process from faculty adoption to students' distribution of course materials. Students enrolled in a course participating in the Follett ACCESS program will receive an email with instructions for accessing required course materials. Students can log in to MyWings and view the discounted textbook charges attached to their tuition and fees and can opt-out if they choose.
All courses with textbook adoptions are eligible to participate in the Follett ACCESS program. Faculty should reach out to the UNF Bookstore representative to discuss which course materials are available. The UNF Bookstore will work with the publisher to create a custom ISBN for required course materials and provide faculty with information to insert into their Syllabus and Canvas course. Once the required materials have been set up for the course, students will receive emails outlining the Follett ACCESS program and information on accessing the required course materials.
Required vs. Recommended Materials
Only required digital course materials are currently available through the Follett ACCESS program. For recommended course materials, faculty must submit textbook adoptions as usual via the bookstore Discover textbook adoption tool. Courses that use no textbooks and/or OER must be entered as such in the adoption tool, or the course will appear “missing” in terms of adoption compliance.
Can Students Opt-Out?
Any student can choose whether to participate or not. Students are automatically included in the lowest priced options in an opt-out model and delivered their digital materials through Canvas. If students choose not to participate, they will opt-out through our opt-out portal, their digital access gets removed, and they will be responsible for finding the materials outside of the program at a higher price. Faculty only participate if they want to. Students enrolled in a course participating in Follett ACCESS will receive an email with instructions for accessing materials and an opt-out link. Students must click the opt-out link during the opt-out window. Selecting the opt-out link within the deadline posted in the email will initiate the removal of charges for those course materials from the student's account. However, now the student will need to purchase required course materials on their own. Students that opt-out can always opt-in again so long as it’s within the opt-in period. For more information about how students will engage with the Follett Access program, view the Follett Access Student Information page.
How to Participate?
To take advantage of this program for your course, email Follett ACCESS Team Lead, Merideth Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org. You might also speak to your publisher representative for more information.
If you have any questions about the Follett ACCESS program, please contact Kiersten Geloneck, Bookstore Manager, at email@example.com or call 620-2648.