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How Utah State University Campus Store Averages a 94% Faculty Adoption Rate

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/14/20 6:30 AM

Every college store knows how important on-time faculty adoptions are. On-time adoptions can help lower costs for the store and the students. Adoptions also ensure the store has adequate time to source the materials it will need for the upcoming term and improve student buyback rates. However, there can be a disconnect between the campus store and faculty when it comes to faculty adoptions. In 2010, Utah State University changed how it handles faculty adoptions and it now averages a 94% on-time faculty adoptions rate.

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How to Minimize Cost and Labor When You Get Late Textbook Adoptions

Posted by Liz Schulte on 7/22/20 6:30 AM

This year college stores might have a hard time getting on-time adoptions from faculty members. If adoptions come in late, how can your store get low-cost books you need in time for rush and minimize the amount of work required?

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Build Faculty Relations With This Student Affordability Checklist

Posted by Liz Schulte on 3/11/20 6:00 AM

Improving student affordability is a team effort. That’s why it’s important to increase faculty engagement with the campus store. Some instructors may not be aware that the timing of their adoptions can affect the cost of materials for students. Download this checklist to show faculty how they can contribute to student affordability and how the bookstore also works toward the same goal.

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