Textbook adoptions due

Faculty are urged to refer to the current Textbook Adoption Policy that took effect in fall 2018. The Textbook Adoption Policy was created and approved through the Shared Governance system at the college using interest-based problem solving. The Student Affairs Council helped create the policy, which was approved by the College Assembly and signed by President Daniels in July 2017.

Click to learn about the Textbook Adoption Policy, Operational Guidelines, Core Principles and FAQs & Resources.

Important changes per the new policy:

  • It is required to commit to textbooks for a minimum of three academic years.
  • Discuss and evaluate course learning materials with faculty colleagues before adopting textbooks. It is expected that faculty work collaboratively in program and department areas to make the adoptions in a coordinated manner.
  • In order for Madison College to be compliant with the Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, all textbook adoptions must be submitted Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

This notice is being provided for program directors, faculty, deans, and associate deans. The bookstore will follow up with the departments and programs that do not submit their adoptions by the deadline.

When ready to adopt, use the Online Textbook Adoption System. The Online Adoption System will open Monday, Oct. 15. Follow the links below. Comments and questions are welcome.

Instructions Page

Faculty log in page

Paper adoptions

Please complete the form and send it to the bookstore via interdepartmental mail. Email adoption forms can be sent to If you have questions regarding the online adoption system, contact Mike Panten in the bookstore.


Published October 10, 2018. Updated October 11, 2018.