Textbook affordability has driven a number of recent legislative and college actions. F.S. 1004.085 and State Board of Education Rule 6A-14.092(3) form the basis of Daytona State’s policies and procedures. For the purposes of implementation at Daytona State, “Textbooks” also refers to other instructional materials for a course such as packets or supplies.
F.S. 1004.085 describes the limits of compensation that college employees may receive for adopting course materials. Information can also be found in College Policy 4.08.
Deadlines for publishing textbook adoptions are communicated by the bookstore to department chairs and administrative assistants.
The following guidelines were adopted by the Faculty Senate Spring 2015:
In order to improve retention efforts, faculty adoptions of new course materials, including textbooks, should be supported. Supporting faculty interested in exploring new pedagogical practices and materials will help everyone get involved in supporting student success at their level of expertise.
Adoptions of new course materials should consider the following criteria: