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Faculty Adoption

The Columbus State Bookstore is committed to supporting faculty with their course material needs.  Please order textbooks as early as possible.  Placing orders on time helps us plan for the upcoming term, which means we can order more used textbooks and save our students money.  

Autumn 2014 Book List - click here to view

 

Textbook Adoption Deadlines

Spring Semester 2015:               October 10, 2014
Summer Semester 2015:            Feb. 6, 2015
Autumn Semester 2015:             April 10, 2015


Textbook Adoption Process

Each semester, the Textbook Supervisor will forward the adoption information in an electronic format to the Deans, Department Chairs, and additional contacts that support the adoption process.

 

Adoption Information

Keep in mind that students want affordable textbook options.  Used books and rental options are some of the most popular choices because of the overall savings.  There are some key factors that may prevent the bookstore from offering a used book.

Here are some of the things to consider:

  • Has the textbook been adopted for the upcoming semester and/or future semesters?
  • Is the textbook bundled with access codes or other materials that are not valid after a single use? 
  • Are these materials required for the course or simply optional resources?
  • When will the edition of this textbook change?

In many cases, a publisher will offer adjusted pricing for bundled materials.  However, it may be more expensive to replace individual pieces in a bundle which sometimes prevents the bookstore from offering used books.  Examples include access codes, CD’s, and workbooks. 

 

Questions Faculty should ask Publishers

  • What is the cost of the textbook or bundle?
  • Can bundled items be purchased separately?  If so, what is the guaranteed cost?
  • What is the lead time for a custom textbook? 
  • How long is the life of the edition?  How long will this edition be available?

 

The Bookstore is here to help you.  If you need assistance or support meeting with a Publisher representative please let us know.  If a publisher quotes a specific price for a bundle, guarantees a price for a replacement item in a bundle, or requires a certain lead time for a custom or new book order please let us know.  This will help the bookstore assure we have materials in a timely manner and ensure we are being charged the correct price for materials.

Columbus State Bookstore Textbook and Supplies Contacts

Phillip Sanders, Textbook Supervisor
614-287-5127
psanders@cscc.edu

Evan Jablonka, Textbook Coordinator
614-287-3890
ejablonk@cscc.edu

MaryEllen Gauthier, Textbook Specialist
614-287-3637
mgauthie@cscc.edu

Johanna Pierce, Buyer (Computer Products, Electronics, and Supplies)
614-287-2352
Jpierc01@cscc.edu 

Sandra Zeller, Buyer (Reference Books, Apparel, and Supplies)
614-287-3695
szeller@cscc.edu