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Streamline Faculty Adoptions With MBS inSite

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/7/20 6:30 AM
Topics: faculty adoption rates, Faculty engagement with campus store, faculty engagement with bookstore

On-time faculty adoptions can have a significant impact on college stores and students. They help you get more low-cost course materials and offer students better buyback rates. However, in these uncertain times, faculty may once again delay selecting course materials for the next term because they aren’t sure whether their classes will be online, in person or a combination. So, how can MBS inSite help streamline the faculty adoption process and fulfill your wantlist?

Streamline Faculty Adoptions With MBS inSite4 ways MBS inSite streamlines faculty adoptions

  1. Automate bookstore communications
    With MBS inSite, you can easily set up automatic bookstore communications that remind faculty of upcoming adoption deadlines. Explain why adoption deadlines are important to student success and how simple the process is.

  2. Streamline adoption process
    MBS inSite’s adoption tool is integrated with your MBS store system, streamlining the process for you and faculty. Here are some of the ways it makes the process simple:
    • Faculty can easily search by author, title, keyword, view previously used books, etc. This makes it easy to quickly find the books they are looking for.

    • Drop-down selections only show departments the faculty member is authorized to adopt for. This cuts back on mistakes and saves time.

    • Easy step-by-step prompts guide faculty members through the process, ensuring they complete the necessary steps.

    • All conditions and available materials — print, digital, rental, publisher consignment rentals, etc, — are displayed.

    • Faculty can see the pricing on the various materials.

  1. Automate approval process
    After faculty members have made their adoptions, MBS inSite can also help you automate the departmental or third-party approval process to avoid unnecessary delays.

  2. Receive automated status updates
    When the bookstore receives an adoption and it is approved, the system will send you an automatic alert, so you always know what adoptions are ready to go on your wantlist.

As you get adoptions in, you can add them to your ongoing bin-and-hold or SimpleSource order. As your list is reworked against our fluid inventory, you have the opportunity to get more books for a lower cost. The MBS inSite faculty adoption tool is included with your inSite license and you do not have to pay any additional support fees, making it an easy way to save money and streamline the faculty adoption process. For more information on the process, MBS system users can watch a brief tutorial video here.


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