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RSCC Policy AA-19-01; Textbook/Supplemental Materials Adoption
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RSCC Policy AA-19-01; Textbook/Supplemental Materials Adoption

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Policy Number: AA-19-01
Subject: Textbook/Supplemental Materials Adoption

Textbooks

Textbooks will be selected by the faculty and approved by the appropriate dean. A proposal to change an adopted text should originate after a study has been made by a selection committee composed of faculty who teach the course. If the committee wishes to recommend adoption of a text written by a member of the committee, the committee must have a minimum of three other faculty members. If there are not three other faculty members teaching the course, the dean will appoint the additional committee members. A faculty member who has written a text may recommend that text to the committee for adoption. If the dean is the author of the textbook recommended, approval from the Vice President for Student Learning would be needed.

The recommendation to change textbooks should be transmitted to the appropriate dean. Decisions regarding textbook selection must be final by the first day of classes of the semester preceding the term in which the textbook change will be effective. Textbook requests must be submitted to bookstore prior to registration. For the purpose of all textbook changes, the summer term is excluded from the required notification.

Textbooks that are requested by faculty from publishing houses for adoption review should be available for use by all faculty. These textbooks should not be resold.

If multiple copies are required, it is the responsibility of each dean to order examination and desk copies of textbooks. Only deans or secretaries are authorized to get textbooks from the bookstore to be used as desk copies.

All sections of a course are required to use the same basic text(s). Any exception to this policy must be approved by the appropriate dean.

Supplemental/Optional Materials

Selection of supplemental and/or optional materials to augment basic classroom texts must be approved by the appropriate dean or the Vice President for Student Learning. Exceptions to this policy may be approved by the Vice President for Student Learning.

(Originally RSCC policy BA-05-02)

Revision History: 02/27/1991, 12/06/1991, 07/01/1995, 11/08/1999, 06/14/2010
Revision Date Effective: 08/20/2018
Revision Approval By: Christopher L. Whaley, President
Original Date Effective: 10/22/1990
Original Approval By: Gary Goff, President
Office Responsible: Vice President Student Learning
Reviewed: 08/10/2018

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