Textbook Adoptions for Summer and Fall 2018 Lectures and Labs

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FacultyEnlight is a source for researching, adopting, and sharing insights about textbooks and course material. In preparation for the Summer and Fall 2018 semesters, faculty should declare required and recommended textbook and instructional materials for their lecture or lab courses via FacultyEnlight. Faculty should also declare if their courses will not require material to be purchased by students. No action is required for other course types such as, Directed Individual Study, Graduate Dissertation/Thesis, Individual Performance Instruction, Internships, Supervised Research/Teaching and other.

Looking to adopt new course material or find resources to help lower costs for students? The Affordability Counts Program is a great place to start. Affordability Counts is a collaboration between FIU Online, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and FIU Libraries. With almost 200 of FIU’s course offerings carrying the Affordability Counts medallion, the university remains committed to lowering textbook costs for students by recognizing courses with course material under $60. A variety of resources are available to help faculty find affordable course materials.

Read more about textbook adoptions for Summer and Fall 2018 Lecture and Lab courses and FacultyEnlight below:

Who: Faculty teaching lecture- or lab-type courses.

What: Declare whether required or recommended resources will or will not be used in Summer or Fall 2018 courses. Early adoptions allow students ample time to shop around for the lowest price and take advantage of the FIU Barnes & Noble Price Match program. It also ensures that inventories of books required or recommended at FIU remain in our bookstore rather than traveling to other institutional bookstores where such adoptions have been submitted early.

When: The legal deadline for Summer and Fall 2018 semester adoption is March 23 and July 6, respectively. Department chairs will be asked to make adoptions for course sections for which no response has been received 5 business days prior to the legal deadline.

Where: FacultyEnlight site: https://www.facultyenlight.com/

Why: The latest legislation on Textbook and Instructional Material Affordability (HB 7019, in effect since July 1, 2016, stipulates that at least 95% of all required and recommended textbooks and course materials be reflected via the official system, FacultyEnlight, 45 days prior to each term’s first day of class.

For assistance, please contact the bookstore staff via e-mail at fiubook@fiu.edu or by phone at (305) 348-3923 or (305) 348-3924. To find free or low-cost textbooks and course materials, visit the Learn section of the Affordability Counts website for valuable information.

Erika Huezo is a Senior Instructional Designer at FIU Online, Florida International University’s online learning unit. She joined FIU Online in 2010 as a Course Developer, helping to create an introduction to online teaching course for faculty and assisted with the department’s implementation of the Quality Matters (QM) program standards. Erika works closely with faculty to create engaging learning environments and keeps current with instructional theories, tools, and trends.

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