Textbook Ordering Deadlines

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Helena Dettmer, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Curriculum
RE: Textbook Ordering Deadlines

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As you have heard, the University of Iowa must comply with the federal legislation that requires textbook information for a course to be available through the institution’s online course schedule before students register for the semester that the books will be used.

The purpose of this legislation is “to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by decreasing costs to students and enhancing transparency and disclosure with respect to the selection, purchase, sale, and use of course materials.”*

  • Starting with Fall 2017, all instructors will be asked to order books each semester before the start of Early Registration for the following semester so that UI complies with the federal legislation.

In other words, textbook orders this semester would have been due before April 10 since Early Registration for Fall 2017 began on that date.

  • Those departments with concerns should plan to meet with me to discuss them. Please contact our receptionist for an appointment at 335-2633.

*Visit section the HEO Act for more details concerning the legislation (scroll to down to this tag [Page 122 STAT. 3107].