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Course Material Requests

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires that all course materials and their associated costs be disclosed to the student at the time they register for courses.  All course material* adoptions should be submitted according to the following due dates:

Fall: March 10
Spring: October 10
Summer: February 25

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*Course Materials are defined as:
  1. Textbooks required or recommended by instructors in conjunction with higher education courses
  2. Supplemental materials not covered in course fees, such as electronic materials (calculator, website access, etc.), art supplies, travel costs, additional printed materials, etc.
  3. Open education resources (OER), which are free learning materials that reside in the public domain and have been released under a Creative Commons license.
Q: How do I submit my adoption? 

A: About 2-3 weeks prior to each semester's due date, you will receive an email notifying you that you need to submit course materials for courses that you are assigned to teach. Teaching assignments are determined by the academic department and the notification emails are based on the official schedule in Banner.

To submit OER materials, go to the "Add New Materials" tab and select "Add Supply/OER." Designating your course as OER is NOT the same as selecting "no course materials required." Submitting this way will ensure that your course will be labeled in Banner as "Zero Cost Course Materials."

Q: Why are textbook adoptions due so early? 

A: Not only is it the law, but it helps us put money back in students' pockets at the end of semester buyback. It also gives us the opportunity to provide more used books at the lowest possible price for students.  

Q: Can you order a desk/examination copy for me? 
A: Unfortunately, the Campus Store is unable to order desk/examination copies because publishers require these requests come directly from the academic department. However, we are more than happy to provide publisher contact information. You can email us at textbooks@usu.edu or call us at 435-797-0818 for assistance. 

Course Packets/Readers

If you have a custom course packet/reader that you would like to use for your course, we can help! We'll work one-on-one with you to get your packet just how you want it, even chasing down copyright clearances for you. Once the content is all assembled, the packets are printed on campus and made available for students to purchase at the Campus Store. To begin assembling your course packet, or for questions, contact us at textbooks@usu.edu or 435-797-0818.

We're Here to Help

We know that selecting course materials can be a daunting task, especially when it's so far in advance of when the course actually starts. We're here to help! We can provide assistance by putting you in contact with publisher's representatives or providing you with additional resources to help narrow down your choices. Feel free to contact any of our knowledgeable staff:

Ordering/Faculty services: textbooks@usu.edu, 435-797-0818