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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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Streamline Faculty Adoptions With MBS inSite

Posted by Liz Schulte on 10/7/20 6:30 AM

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?

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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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Quick Tips to Improve Your Faculty Textbook Adoption Rates [White Paper]

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/16/19 6:00 AM

Campus stores must lower course material costs to help improve college affordability and ensure student success. However, without on-time textbook adoptions, many affordability solutions are simply not possible. The “Quick Tips to Improve Your Faculty Adoption Rates” white paper is designed to help campus stores improve faculty communication and increase adoption rates.

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