Textbooks and Course Materials

Choice of textbooks and other course materials normally rests with the individual instructor. Without compromising the quality of the educational experience, it is appropriate for instructors to consider the cost of course materials when making selections. When there are multiple sections of a course taught by several instructors, the selecting of materials rests with the Department Chair or the appropriate multidisciplinary group. The adoption of books by instructors through the online book store by the deadlines requested by the College Store and the Office of Academic Affairs is expected, since doing so helps insure the availability of materials at the beginning of the term and assists the College in meeting federal Higher Education Opportunity Act guidelines since it allows students to know up front at registration what their expenses will be for the term.