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A Guide to Communicating With Faculty About Adoption Deadlines

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/25/23 7:00 AM

On-schedule faculty adoptions can have a big impact on your campus. Whether the adoptions are early, on-time, late or change at the last minute, they affect everything from students and store staff to retention rates. That’s why it is important to develop a good, reliable process for communicating with faculty about adoptions.

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Why Are Course Material Adoption Deadlines So Early

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/12/23 7:30 AM

As you know, getting on-time course material adoptions is very important for college stores. However, it is also a topic where faculty and stores might not see eye to eye. Faculty often ask why adoption deadlines are so early. Here are five reasons you can share with faculty about why faculty adoptions deadlines are important.

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How Peninsula College Bookstore Ensures Early Textbook Adoptions

Posted by Liz Schulte on 12/7/20 7:00 AM

Early adoptions can help stores lower costs and increase the buyback value on readopted textbooks for students. So, how can the college store encourage more on-time adoptions? Peninsula College Bookstore has the answer: work with the deans.

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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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