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Faculty FAQ

How do I turn in my textbook adoptions?

Faculty members can turn in their text adoptions by accessing the faculty tab on the Tarleton Bookstore website. If faculty members run into issues with turning in their adoptions online, the bookstore team is always available to help or answer any questions!

Why do my textbook adoptions have to be turned in by a certain date?

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) includes a textbook provision that requires that course material information be available to be viewed by students at the time of class registration. With this in mind the bookstore has set deadlines for each semester to follow the HEOA guidelines.

If you place your order after the due date, or close to the beginning of the term, fewer used copies will be available to students, which means that they will have to purchase new. Also, at the time of buyback, if we have not received your adoptions, students cannot sell back books you may later choose to use for your course. As we buy for what is adopted, we leave students with books that could have been sold back to us, and us having to order to fill the need.

When will students be able to view/purchase their course materials?

Students will be able to view all their course materials when registration begins for each semester. Students will not be able to purchase their materials until thirty (30) days before the semester starts.

Why is my adopted book not on the shelf?

If your textbook adoption was received late or very near the start of class, then we have not yet received them.

If you chose a book that is out of print, or generally difficult to find, we are still searching, and will have them available as soon as possible.

If it is for the upcoming semester, which starts in six weeks, we are not yet ready to set those up. If it is getting closer than that, we are working to get books out as quickly as possible, and we may have five or six pallets of boxes to process. Give us a few days, then check again.

What if there is a change in my textbook edition?

If your textbook has a new edition, someone from the bookstore will contact you to help determine which edition will work for both the faculty member and students.

How can I get a desk copy of my course materials?

Desk copies of books come from textbook publishers. If you need publisher contact info, please let us know!

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