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Textbook and Course Materials Ordering Policy

The Provost endorses the University Senate Policy of 1996, which requires that "The FSA Bookstore Liaison, Faculty Student Advocate be informed of all course materials required, or recommended for, courses offered in the following semester, even if orders are being placed at other bookstores or publishers"

Remark: This Policy does not prevent a faculty member from placing a course material order at an off-campus retailer or working directly with a publisher, but it does require that the FSA Bookstore Liaison be notified of all "required and or recommended" course materials which would be shared with the official course material provider.

Remark: The Policy covers all semesters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

Rationale:

  1. Many students with financial aid or other types of financial assistance may need the assistance of the Bookstore Liaison to purchase course material which allows students to defer immediate out-of-pocket expenses. This type of assistance would not be available at off-campus retailers.
  2. Scholarship students must purchase books at such sites with their own funds.
  3. Having all course material available with our official course material provider enables one-stop-shopping, which is particularly useful to disabled students.
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