4.2.14 Faculty Adoptions of Instructional Materials

The University Bookstore requires the countersignature of department chairs on textbook adoptions when the faculty member is both the author and instructor.  The countersignature assures the textbook buyer that there is no potential for personal gain or an appearance of conflict of interest.  This requirement should in no way be construed to mean that faculty must seek approval for use of textbooks, nor that the adoption of textbooks is restricted.