Course Materials/Textbook Order Due Dates
Course Materials Order Administrative Rule 4.01.006: All staffed sections are required to have course materials ordered (adopted) by the first day of registration for each semester, which includes identifying sections using online learning materials (First Day “Inclusive Access”, Open Educational Resources (OER)/Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC), OpenStax, etc.) or to designate that no materials are required.
Refer to Instructional/Course Materials for a list of helpful resource links.
The Adoption & Insight Portal (AIP) is Barnes and Noble’s new textbook selection software (B&N manages ACC’s brick and mortar and online bookstores). Refer to Textbook Selection through Barnes & Noble.
→If you have questions about using the Adoption & Insight Portal, please contact the Office of Academic Technology through the Teaching Consultations & Support page.
Also refer to Faculty Support for Instructional Materials for more related resources.
Inclusive Access (First Day) Deadlines
- Spring 2022: September 24, 2021 – Refer to 6-28-21 Final Inclusive Fee Flow Chart Process Spring 2022
- Fall 2021: April 22, 2021 – Refer to 3-1-21 FINAL DRAFT Inclusive Fee Flow Chart Process – Fall 2021
Refer to Submit First Day / Inclusive Access Courses for ordering information.
For any questions regarding textbook/course materials orders, including Inclusive Access, please contact Bookstore General Manager Jeanette Lien (GM130@bncollege.com).
ZTC Spreadsheet – identify ZTC sections (Zero Textbook Costs), formally known as OER, in the appropriate Google spreadsheet following the instructions on first tab.
Bookstore Contract Deadlines
Fall Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: October 1
Summer Semester: March 1
Course Packet Order Due Dates
Fall Semester – March 1
Spring Semester – September 1
Summer Semester – February 1
Bookstore Information for FACULTY and DEPARTMENTS
Note: Refer students to the Bookstore’s Customized Textbook List via the ACC Bookstore site to look up the textbooks/course materials you selected for your classes, once orders (adoptions) have been processed by the Bookstore. Additionally, general information pertaining to bookstores is provided at austincc.edu/students/textbooks-and-supplies.
- Faculty Support for Instructional Materials
- ACC Bookstore Central Office – refer students to austin.bncollege.com/shop/acc-virtual/home to search textbooks by semester and find out cost and format options including rental and eBooks, to order textbooks online, to look up what textbooks are worth if sold back, Bookstore hours, etc.
- To receive a listing of textbooks and editions that were ordered and stocked in the campus Bookstores or for any other type of textbook order status report, email your request to: TM523@bncollege.com or GM130@bncollege.com
- Bookstore Contact Information
- ACC Bookstore Central Office: (512) 473-2129
- Jeanette Lien, General Manager
(512) 476-1921 ext. 5
- Textbooks Delivery Information
- Course Materials Order Reports – Information (pricing, updated ISBNs, order changes, etc.) pertaining to processed course materials/textbook orders will be available on the Bookstore website and via the ‘Textbooks’ links provided in the online schedule by the time registration begins, once the orders have been stocked in the campus bookstores.
Note: Updated composite course materials order reports can be obtained by contacting your department’s administrative assistant/designated order approver or Bookstore (GM130@bncollege.com). For status reports on sections without course materials orders for your program, you can contact the Bookstore (GM130@bncollege.com) directly.
Additional Instructional Materials Resources
- Open Educational Resources (OER) – low-cost or free resources in the public domain that are used for teaching, learning, and research
- OpenStax – access to free college textbooks and low-cost learning materials
- ACC First Day (Inclusive Access) – student information
- ACC Refunds website – Opt out of First Day Access
- ACC Copyright & Fair Use – Courtney Mlinar, ACC Copyright Officer
- CoursePacks and Copyright
- Copyright Ownership: Scope of Policy
- Copyright Compliance Statement
- Copyright Ownership AR# 4.02.006