Finding ways to reach faculty about early adoptions is a perennial concern for college retailers. Faculty are often unaware that timely textbook choices do more than increase efficiency. They ultimately help students save money and receive more for their books at buyback. Because translating the nuances of the textbook industry to faculty in a way they understand is an ongoing challenge, we’ve compiled our top five most-read adoption communication articles from 2017. Explore what you might have missed or bookmark this page as a reference.
5. Why Now? The Adoption Answers You Need for Faculty
It’s a distraction, an onerous bit of red tape or just an abstract requirement that seems out-of-step with classroom reality: Your earnest early-adoption request ends up deleted, routed to junk mail or ignored because faculty don’t understand why you’re sending requests out so early. If you want teachers to cooperate with the college store schedule, it’s critical to anticipate their questions, understand confusion and offer succinct, concrete answers.
4. Adoptions — Communication Leads to Savings and Student Success
Without proper course materials available on the first day of class the chances of student success are reduced, faculty are unable to teach a course in line with administrative goals, and student and faculty retention become a challenge.
3. Communicating With Faculty About Early Adoptions
As spring rolls in course material adoptions come back to the forefront of concerns. Finding ways to communicate the importance of early adoptions to faculty can be a challenge. Are you doing enough? Are you doing too much? Students, faculty and college stores benefit from working together. Finding that happy medium where faculty are informed enough to understand the importance to the student and the store, but do not feel harassed about the subject requires finesse. Here are four best practices when building professional relationships that will create a lasting rapport.
2. 3 Ways You Need to Reach Faculty About Adoptions
In my first week at MBS, I told a colleague something about faculty adoptions that stunned him. He was writing a blog about why it’s essential for bookstores to get all their adoptions in early.
“Impossible,” I said.
1. Adopt What? 3 Secrets You Need to Know About Faculty
First, an apology: Before I started working for MBS, I spent more than a decade in college classrooms oblivious to the needs of campus retailers. Although I can’t speak for all faculty members, I doubt my ignorance was unique.