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Administrative Procedure for Bookstores and Textbooks (pdf)
The House Bill 4355 describes that faculty are encouraged to consider certain information when they select course materials, e.g.,:
Follett provides textbook adoption services for faculty through its Follett Discover system. To request Follett concierge access for your specific program areas, please email JusHarris@follett.com or email@example.com.
For specific guidance and training on the Follett Discover textbook adoption system, please view the Follett Discover for Faculty video, or contact JusHarris@follett.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To adhere to the State Series 51 policy, specific deadlines are set for faculty to complete the textbook adoptions:
Once course schedules are posted, Follett quickly begins preparing the textbook adoptions that are completed by faculty. It is important for faculty to follow up and double check their textbook and course material adoptions to ensure accuracy for the respective semesters. It is also important for the accuracy check to be completed in the eyes or perceptions of the students, reviewing the Follett Web Page – Blue Ridge CTC Website and its textbook/course material listings for students purchasing the required and recommended products.
Follett ACCESS is a powerful program that enables colleges to deliver all course materials (textbooks, courseware, lab kits, supplies, etc.) as part of tuition or course charges. With Follett ACCESS, all students have what they need on the first day of class, stress-free, affordably, and effortlessly.
To learn more about the Follett ACCESS program, view the available links and videos here:
A textbook affordability committee comprised of Blue Ridge CTC faculty, the registrar, a finance staff member, and the Follett bookstore manager and regional manager meet biannually to discuss issues concerning the affordability of textbooks and course materials for students.
A textbook processes reference guide, developed by the bookstore liaison, provides valuable information regarding: