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
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
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
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
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.