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On January 27, 2020, the University Bookstore Advisory Committee was changed to the Textbook Committee, including the duties with Resolution 2019-2020-13 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Bookstore Advisory Committee. The Textbook Committee recommends procedures to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies to meet textbook adoption deadlines and reporting requirements and promotes a culture that values textbook affordability.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.


Meeting Materials and Reports

The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees’ activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee. Resolution 2019-2020-13 Faculty Senate Bylaw Change – Bookstore Advisory Committee approved January 27, 2020 changed the name and duties of the committee. Meeting materials are kept together for historical purposes.


Members

Roger Handberg, Chair
College of Sciences
School of Politics, Security and International Affairs

Email: Roger.Handberg@ucf.edu

Membership

The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit (selected by the Committee on Committees), one associate or senior instructional designer from the Center for Distributed Learning, one student (nominated by the president of the Student Government Association), one representative from the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, one representative from the University Libraries, the bookstore manager, and the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (or designee). The dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (or designee) shall identify ex officio members. The chair and vice chair shall be elected annually from its faculty membership. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered, with the exception of the student member, who shall serve for one year.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To review and recommend to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies procedures to meet textbook adoption deadlines and reporting requirements.
  2. To promote a culture that values textbook affordability.
  3. To respect the faculty member’s expertise in choosing appropriate curriculum materials while highlighting the cost-effectiveness for students.
  4. To develop scholarship selection criteria, review applications, and select scholarship recipients each year to receive free course textbooks and other awards for each semester from the university Bookstore.

Committee Guidance


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