Textbook Adoption (Policy 5.200)
||Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008, F.S. 1004.085; F.A.C. 6A-14.092
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It is the policy of the Board that textbooks for courses shall be adopted as soon as feasible to endure sufficient lead time for bookstores to work with publishers so as to confirm availability of requested materials and to ensure maximum availability of used books.
- No employee shall demand or receive anything of value in exchange for requiring students to purchase a specific textbook or course materials.
- As early as feasible, but no less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of class for each term, the College shall post on its website a list of each textbook required for each course offered during the upcoming term.
- Course instructors and academic departments are encouraged to participate in the development, adaptation, and review of open-access textbooks, particularly for high-demand general education courses.
- The President shall establish procedures for adoption of textbooks and other course materials with the goal of minimizing the cost to students, while maintaining quality education and academic freedom. Such procedures shall address the availability of required textbooks to students otherwise unable to afford the cost, including consideration of the extent to which open-access textbooks may be used.