Revision of University Policy 204, Textbooks and Instructional Materials (and Rescission of University Policy 205)

Effective Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2015
This policy revision consolidates former University Policy 204, Textbook and Educational Material Adoption, with former University Policy 205, Preparation and Sale of Instructional Materials, which is rescinded.  This consolidation reduces redundancy and duplication between the two policies and clarifies faculty responsibilities.  The new consolidated policy recognizes the need to reduce the cost of instructional materials to students, in compliance with federal, UNC Board of Governors, and UNC General Administration guidelines that request campuses to find ways to lower textbook costs for students.  These changes are all in keeping with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (enacted in response to increasing costs associated with higher education, including costs of course materials), and with the UNC Board of Governors and General Administration’s mandates on textbook affordability practices for all UNC campuses.