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Textbook Adoption and Ordering - 404.16

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Textbook Adoption
Policy Number: 404.16
Effective Date: March 1, 2007


To conform with the mandate established by Act 175 of 2007, UALR adopts the following policy:

Orders for textbooks and other course materials required or assigned for all undergraduate courses shall be sent to the UALR Bookstore by the following deadlines:

  • March 15th for the following fall and summer terms
  • October 15th for the following spring term

Textbook orders and course material orders shall include:

  • A brief description of the textbook or course materials
  • The author(s)
  • Title, edition, and ISBN
  • Special instructions or circumstances for the purchase or use of the textbook or course materials.

The list of required or assigned textbooks and course materials for undergraduate courses will be published on UALR’s website and posted at the UALR bookstore no later than noon on:

  • April 1st for the following fall semester;
  • November 1st for the following spring semester; and
  • April 1 for all following summer sessions.

Required or assigned undergraduate textbooks and other course materials shall not be adopted after March 15th for fall and summer terms and October 15th for spring term unless:

  1. The faculty member completes the “Request for the Late Adoption of Textbook and/or Classroom Materials Form” which shall include
    1. A brief description of the textbook or course materials, the author(s), title, edition, and ISBN, special instructions or circumstances for the purchase or use of the textbook or course materials; and
    2. The name(s) of the person(s) responsible for the late adoption and a written explanation of the reasons for the late adoption request; and
  2. The request is approved by faculty member’s department chair and college dean; and
  3. The college dean submits the approved form to the Provost.

Source: Existing Academic Policy Found on Website
Approved by: Provost
Custodian: AVCAA, Policy

Updated 5.24.2013