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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

RESOLUTION FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE ON TEXTBOOK ORDERS

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Janet Staiger (radio-television-film) has submitted the following resolution on textbook orders. It will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 23, 2012.

On December 2, 2011, the Educational Policy Committee unanimously endorsed the resolution. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council

 

RESOLUTION FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POLICY COMMITTEE ON TEXTBOOK ORDERS1

Background:

State House Bill 33 (4.c.1.) calls for the university to "establish a deadline by which faculty members must submit information to be included in the course schedule and textbook list required by Subsection (a)."  It furthermore requires that the information be published no later than 30 days before the first day of class.

Therefore,

Be it resolved that University of Texas at Austin faculty members should respond to the bookstores' suggested due date for submitting textbook orders (which assists in allowing the bookstores to know which text books to buy back from students which potentially saves students money) but must submit this information no later than 30 days prior to the first day of class. 

 

Distributed through the Faculty Council website on January 12, 2012.


1Modified the morning of January 23, 2011. The wrong version of the resolution had previously been posted.