A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty Resources

 

Welcome to our Faculty Resources Page! Here you will find information on how to submit your course material adoptions, how to obtain desk copies, information about coursepacks, policies, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), and other information about the Course Materials Industry. We are here to help you so please let us know if there is anything we can do to help make your job easier!   

 

 ADOPTIONS

 

POLICIES

Textbook X is the web-based service available to you for placing textbook orders. You will log into https://houghton.textbookx.com using your Houghton credentials to enter your adoptions. You can view what was used in past semesters as well as look for new materials.

Please  note: If you have questions about the process, please contact our account manager, Michael Vontobel at mvontobel@akademos.com or the Campus Store Director at helena.oden@houghton.edu

Adoption Due Dates: Oct. 1st - Spring, Feb. 1st - Summer, March 1st - Fall

 

Below are links to some policies supported by the Academic Dean that help us all work together to best serve our students.

Policy for Changes in Course Materials

Guideline for Course Material Availability & Accessibility

Transactions by College Employees

 

 DESK COPIES

  

 COURSEPACKS

Most publishers will send instructors a complimentary desk copy of a book they have adopted for a course and which the Campus Store is ordering to sell to students. Publishers do not allow Campus Stores to order desk copies; the instructor needs to contact the publisher to request a desk copy.

If you need contact information for a publisher, please e-mail campusstore@houghton.edu and we can provide you with that information.

 

A coursepack is material an instructor puts together, either by developing the material themselves, or by obtaining copyright permission to print segments of material. The adoption platform has a 3 step, easy to use process for developing a coursepack. Courespacks can be helpful in reducing the cost to students.  

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (HEOA)

  

 OTHER INFORMATION

Adoption forms for course materials must be submitted by the due date to ensure that the institution and our online provider can meet the requirements for providing information to the students when they begin signing up for classes for the next term so they are aware of the cost of taking a certain course. 

What is this federal law and how does it affect you? 

 

 

Ordering Textbooks - help students save time and money by directing them to this link where they can learn how to check out in 5 minutes or less and use their financial aid on marketplace purchases!

Faculty Discounts at the Campus Store