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Webinar Materials Available: Best Practices for Transitioning to a Hybrid Bookstore Model

Posted by Ariane Rasmussen on October 18, 2017

Interactive session featured two live case studies from institutions that have successfully transitioned to a new future-proof model

Yesterday's Key Lessons & Best Practices for Transitioning to a HWebinar Session Materials.pngybrid Bookstore Model Webinar provided attendees with a road map and key insights on how to successfully transition course materials to an online bookstore and enhance the campus store.

Featured panelists Paul Wykes, Chief University Budget Officer of Clark University; Stephanie Henning, Registrar of Central College, and John Squires, CEO of Akademos, reviewed the following topics:

  • Why they considered a new bookstore model for their institution
  • The options, evaluation and implementation process
  • The key benefits of making this transitioning, including leveraging technology to drive textbook affordability; improve the student purchasing experience and the faculty book adoption process
  • How moving to a general merchandise only campus store enabled them to focus on the institution's brand and offerings
  • Results-to-date at each of the two institutions
  • Best practices and key lessons learned from their first-hand experiences

To learn more about how the hybrid bookstore model can help your institution drive textbook affordability, support the advancement of digital course materials and eLearning models, and provide an innovative campus store environment for the community, request your free copy of the session's materials today.

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Topics: Company News, Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability, Hybrid Bookstore Model

New Webinar: Key Lessons & Best Practices for Transitioning to a Hybrid Bookstore Model

Posted by Ariane Rasmussen on October 3, 2017

Free webinar session will feature expert panelists from two institutions and Akademos

Register for our new webinar on October 17th, 2017 from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM EST. This live interactive session will provide powerful insights, key lessons learned and best practices for successfully transitioning to a new hybrid college bookstore model.Webinar Thumbnail.jpg

The session will feature the following senior administrators
and industry experts:

  • Paul Wykes, Chief University Budget Officer, Clark University

  • Stephanie Henning, Registrar, Central College

  • John Squires, Chief Executive Officer, Akademos, Inc.


Please join us at the Key Lessons & Best Practices for Transitioning to a Hybrid Bookstore Model Webinar and learn how the hybrid bookstore model can drive textbook affordability, support the advancement of digital course materials and eLearning models, and provide an innovative campus store environment for your institution.

Register Now!Space is limited. Register today.

Topics: Company News, Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability

Akademos webinar on decreasing textbook prices & increasing student success materials now available

Posted by Ariane Rasmussen on June 26, 2017

Last week’s well-attended webinar, City Colleges of Chicago’s Formula for Decreasing Textbook Prices and Increasing Student Success – Revolutionizing the Course Materials Adoption Process, received a lot of positive feedback from attendees.

The session provided a first-hand look into how CCC students have saved over $9.5 million off course material list prices since Fall 2014, through best practices and innovative tools that:

  • Dramatically improved on-time adoptions
  • Increased the number of students ordering before the first day of class
  • Significantly lowered textbook prices for students

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Participants found the live case study on how changes in the adoption process, new policies, and a new software platform played a large role in addressing textbook affordability and student preparedness, engaging and highly informative.

This interactive discussion was led by expert panelists Jonathan Keiser, PhD, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Quality of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC); Autym Henderson, Academic Affairs Specialist of CCC and John Squires, CEO of Akademos.

The presentation and session recording of the webinar are now available to you and your institution for free.

Topics: Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability, Textbook Adoption, Student Success

New Webinar: City Colleges of Chicago’s formula for decreasing textbook prices & increasing student success

Posted by Ariane Rasmussen on June 7, 2017

Revolutionizing the Course Materials Adoption Process

Register for our new webinar revealing City Colleges of Chicago's formula for decreasing textbook prices and increasing student success – revolutionizing the course material adoption process.

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This free webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, offers an interactive discussion and live case study featuring insights from:

  • Jonathan Keiser, PhD, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Quality, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC)
  • Autym Henderson, Academic Affairs Specialist of CCC
  • John Squires, CEO of Akademos

Since Fall Term 2014, CCC students have saved over $9.5 million off publisher list prices on their textbooks and course materials. 

Please join us as this expert panel reveals how changes in the adoption process, policies and software have played a large role in addressing textbook affordability and helping students succeed, and how to apply these best practices at your institution.

Space is limited, so register today.

Topics: Company News, Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability

Webinar Materials Available: Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability

Posted by Lauren LaFronz on August 11, 2016

We've received a lot of positive feedback from college and university administrators who attended Tuesday's webinar on proven strategies for addressing textbook affordability. The event featured an insightful discussion with Davenport University and Roanoke College about how they've used new college bookstore strategies to lower textbook costs, improve bookstore sales and increase student satisfaction.

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  • Roanoke dropped its average book price from $119 to $38

  • Davenport increased bookstore utilization by 93%

  • Roanoke grew apparel sales 7% by transitioning its on-campus store into a spirit shop

  • Davenport enabled students to seamlessly apply financial aid to course material purchases

The webinar also reviews insights from our recent college student survey on course material purchasing and bookstore services.

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Topics: Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability

Webinar to Share Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability

Posted by Lauren LaFronz on July 28, 2016

Registration is now open for a new webinar featuring two progressive institutions that have successfully used new strategies to lower textbook costs, improve bookstore sales and increasedavenport-roanoke-vertical.jpg student satisfaction. 

Proven Strategies for Addressing Textbook Affordability, on August 9 from 2-3pm ET, will review insights from our recent college student survey on course material purchasing behavior and bookstore services, and discuss tactics that will:

  • Improve textbook affordability;
  • Increase student satisfaction and bookstore sales; and
  • Meet the growing demand for low-cost digital learning materials

The free live webinar features John Squires, CEO, Akademos with commentary from Paula Gleason-Zeeff, Director, Procurement & Retail Sales, Davenport University and Kristi Kirby, Textbook Coordinator, Roanoke College.

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Topics: Webinars & Events, Textbook Affordability