How faculty can help lower the cost of textbooks. Important Information for Villanova University All Faculty Members. Introduction. Overview / Bookstore Goal What the University Shop is doing to lower textbook costs Faculty are the key to lowering textbook costs Ten ways faculty can help
How faculty can help lower the cost of textbooks
Important Information for Villanova University
All Faculty Members
Price of the required book
Extent to which the instructor uses the book.
Extent to which assignments are based on the book.
Degree to which exams are based on the book.
* Data taken from NACS Student Watch and CCRA Textbooks Survey
The Decision to Buy Textbooks
The Top Four Factors*
Edit & Verify
Begin selling books
End of Semester
Textbook Adoption Process
Taking Control of Textbook Costs at Villanova:
Partnership is the key!
Of all the people affected by textbook prices, STUDENTS have the least control.
Bookstores may be perceived as the cause but are, in fact, the best SOLUTION.
Faculty members are in the best position to affect prices!
U-Shop shipped texts
100,000 texts / 20 per carton = 5,000 cartons X 1.2 lbs = 6,000 lbs. of cardboard
(cardboard is recycled)
Estimated delivery truck stops = a few very large deliveries with boxes on pallets
Storage/sales space devoted to textbooks = 2,500 sq. ft.
On-line sites shipped texts
100,000 texts / 1.3 per carton = 76,925 cartons X .35 lbs = 27,000 lbs. of cardboard
(cardboard not necessarily recycled)
Estimated delivery truck stops = many deliveries including multiple daily deliveries from US Post Office and delivery services.
Storage space in mailroom required for texts = 3,200 sq.ft.
Existing mailroom = 1,200
Frank Henninger CCR Director of the University Shop Ext. 94162
Vince Perkins Asst. Director/ Book Dept. Mgr. Ext. 95019
Richard Huey Asst. Buyer – Book Dept.Ext. 97946