NEVER FEAR, TEXTBOOK OPTIONS ARE HERE
can rest assured that the university
has their back when it comes to
giving them plenty of textbook
options to keep costs affordable.
All spring textbook adoptions were
in before the start of Spring
classes, allowing the bookstore time
to explore all versions available in
requested titles, whether the
textbook is offered used, digitally
or as a rental.
The State of Texas added a provision
to the Higher Education Opportunity
Act of 2008 to include stipulations
on book assignments in July 2010.
All professors are now required to
have their textbooks chosen before
classes begin in order to give the
university bookstore ample time to
explore all options for that title.
This will give students a choice on
whether or not required course
materials fall within their budget
before they sign up for a class.
With the cooperation and
communication efforts between the
bookstore, faculty and
administration, the university was
able to get all textbook adoptions
in before Spring classes begin.
Students are able to view textbook
options for each course online
before registering for the class.
“It’s all about giving students
choices and more affordable options.
Every day, students are looking for
a cheaper option. With new, used,
rental and digital options available
in our bookstore, it allows students
to have everything available in the
textbook industry today,” said Felix
Robinson, general manager for UH
Even though Spring offers about half
of the courses that are available in
the fall semester, percentages of
titles available in alternative
formats are still comparable. The
numbers change daily but at the time
of release, 45 percent of the
courses offered in the spring had a
rental title available. Also, 45
percent of the courses had a digital
format option available.
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