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  • 1.  embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 29 days ago

    Good morning,

     

    Does anyone have experience building in the cost of textbooks or other required physical, learning materials into their tuition costs as a revenue source for their campus bookstores? I would be glad to hear about your experience doing so.

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     

    Christopher Bond
    Director of Sustainable Auxiliary Services

    Manager, McKay Farm and Research Station

    54 Greenhouse Lane Thorndike, Maine 04986

    207-509-7179 office

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  • 2.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hi Chris.

    We are planning to start a textbook rental program and had to estimate the total cost to purchase all required materials for courses. We then estimated the number of degree credits taken annually. We have a 3 year adoption policy so we divided the total cost by three years of degree credits to create a per credit fee that will be charged to students as a segregated fee. The revenue does not go to the bookstore as a revenue source, but instead supports the purchase of materials for the rental program. Feel free to give me a call or email to discuss the experience as it may be similar to what you're trying to accomplish.

    Ben Monty | Budget and Policy Analyst
    Budget Office
    Madison Area Technical College
    608-243-4694
    bmonty@madisoncollege.edu

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    Ben Monty
    Madison Area Technical College
    Senior Budget and Policy Analyst
    Madison WI
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 28 days ago
    Mr. Bond,

    We are embedding textbook and class materials into tuition via an IncludED Program that is offered through Follett.

    Please contact me directly at 919-530-7420 to discuss the specifics.

    Tim Moore
    Director
    Business and Auxiliary Services
    North Carolina Central University
    919-530-7420

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  • 4.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 25 days ago
    ​We are launching IncludED with Follett this Fall for all incoming Freshmen.  We are using the student fee model and not the course fee model.  Follett will determine the lowest cost option for the materials adopted by the faculty.  There will be flat semester fee regardless of of the number of courses taken.  Please reach out if I can answer additional questions.

    Cynthia Gomes, MBA
    Clark Atlanta University

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    Cynthia Gomes
    Clark Atlanta University
    Director of Campus Auxiliary Services
    Atlanta GA
    United States
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  • 5.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 15 days ago
    Hi, Cynthia. We are exploring the use of IncludED through Follett as well; however, our IT folks are concerned with security and the complexity of implementing the ConnectOnce virtual appliance necessary. When you you have some time, I would love to talk with you. If you would shoot me an email (jtindell@mclennan.edu) with your contact info and some available times, I will give you a call.

    Thanks!
    Jodi

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    Jodi Tindell
    McLennan Community College
    Director, Purchasing/Auxiliary Services
    Waco TX
    United States
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  • 6.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi,

      I am also looking into Follett Discover and possibly Include-Ed.  Our IT department has the same concerns with the Connect One piece with Banner.  I think both would help streamline processes for our faculty and students as well as save students money on their course materials.  Of course I am not looking to compromise any student information in any way so anyway we can get IT"s buy in would be helpful from anyone who has implemented this processes with Follett.

    Thanks,

    John

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    John Reale
    SUNY - Polytechnic Institute
    Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
    Utica NY
    United States
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  • 7.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 14 days ago
    ​Hi Jodi!  There are firewall protections and no issues with student record compromise.  I would be happy to talk but my IT department would have to share the particulars.  Have you reached out to Follett for recommendations and info as to security concerns?  They can also address this.

    Let me know and we can talk next week!

    Best,

    Cynthia Gomes, MBA
    Director, Auxiliary Services
    Clark Atlanta University

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    Cynthia Gomes
    Clark Atlanta University
    Director of Campus Auxiliary Services
    Atlanta GA
    United States
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  • 8.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 12 days ago

    Thank you John for your reply. I have forwarded your response to our Campus Store manager for her to follow up and research.

     

     

    Thanks,

    Chris

     






  • 9.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 12 days ago

    Thank you for your reply and follow up Mr. Moore. I have forwarded your response along to our Campus Store manager to research.

     

    Best,

    Chris

     






  • 10.  RE: embedding textbook and class materials into tuition

    Posted 12 days ago

    Thank you so much Ben for your answer and follow up. I have forwarded this along to our Campus Store manager.

     

    Best,

    Chris