Faculty Adoptions

PLEASE SUBMIT BY THE FOLLOWING DATES:

  • Summer Semester: April 1st
  • Fall Semester: May 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 1st

To ensure that your materials are ordered correctly and in a timely manner please follow the instructions included in our Course Materials Requests E-mail, submit them online here Submit Adoptions or email them to textoffice@ku.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about your requisitions we would be happy to assist you!

Cait Bieker
Course Material Requisitions
785-864-4142
cbieker@ku.edu

Mike Engel
Textbook Buyer
785-864-2484
mengel@ku.edu

Kylee Clendenen
Textbook Buyer
785-864-2477
kylee.clendenen@ku.edu

Kyle Whitley
Textbook Manager
785-864-4658
kwhitley@ku.edu


HELPFUL HINTS FOR TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS

LIBRARY RESOURCES:

Check the Library selection!
Information found on the Library website is already available to Faculty and Students and can save students and the University money. You can even place links in your blackboard course for students to have one-click access to the articles you want them to read.
Find library resources here: http://www.lib.ku.edu and choose the link to the Information Gateway with ejournals, databases of articles and more.
If you need help making a link work for you within your Blackboard course contact the Ask-A-Librarian service http://www.lib.ku.edu/askalibrarian/.
If you do not find what you are looking for on the Library website, the Textbook Dept at the KU Bookstores would be happy to work with you to put together a course pack and make sure that all copyright requirements are satisfied.

CUSTOM COURSE PACKS:

If you do not find the information you need from the KU Libraries ejournals or want only portions of a textbook, we can work with you to put together a custom course pack. We will make sure that all copyrights have been approved for you. We will also double-check the Library e-journal holdings to make sure that your students do not have to pay for materials that are available to them for free.

BUNDLES:

When considering a bundle please evaluate the cost and necessity of the units in the bundle. If only one item in the bundle is required, it would be best to adopt each item individually with one as required and the rest as optional. Adopting the entire bundles as a required text creates frustration for students when they only want to purchase the one mandatory item. It also prevents the bookstore from offering used copies at a discounted price to students.

ADOPTION DEADLINES:

Adopting your textbooks by the semester deadlines allows the bookstore to have them in stock and shelved for your students before the first day of classes. It also allows us to purchase books from the students at buyback time for a higher value and increases the number of lower cost textbooks for your next semester students.

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