Textbook Adoption for UF Faculty and Staff



Information on deadlines and policy will be listed here and will change periodically.

  • The textbook adoption system for Spring 2017 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their Spring 2017 textbook adoptions and materials requirements. You will notice a small change to the adoption system effective this term. When entering an adoption, you will see an "Adoption Agreement" that states the following:

            Per federal and state regulations (found at HEOA Textbook Provision and Textbook Affordability Statute (1004.085, Florida Statutes)) , course instructors are responsible in determining when a newly marketed textbook edition differs substantively from the previous edition.  If this textbook adoption contains a book that is a new edition for the course, the course instructor has determined the difference between the old and new edition is significant enough to warrant adopting the new edition. 

    Also, all items, whether listed individually or as a bundled package, are required for use in the course unless described as recommended instead.

    Click "I Agree" to indicate the federal and state regulation requirements have been read and continue to textbook adoption, or click "Cancel" to return to the previous page.

    Otherwise the system remains unchanged from previous semesters. The deadline for Spring 2017 adoptions is October 31, 2016.This date coincides with the beginning of advance registration and when students can view their course textbook and materials requirements. This information is also available online to all bookstores to help them ensure appropriate arrival of texts and better prices for student book buybacks.

    Knowledge of course textbook and materials requirements helps students balance their course loads based on reading demands and financial needs – including the purchasing of books.

    Timely entry of this information also provides students their best opportunity to sell books back at higher prices. Bookstores typically will not offer to buy back texts unless the text is listed as being used the next semester.

    Timely posting of textbook adoptions has the strong support of the student body, and it is a law in Florida Statutes. UF students continue to endorse the availability of textbook information online and have indicated it aids in course selection.
  • For compliance-monitoring purposes, the final deadline date to submit text adoptions for Spring courses is November 20, 2016.
  • For additional information concerning the University's textbook adoption requirement, visit the Office of the Provost website at www.aa.ufl.edu/textbook-adoption.