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New Webinar: Textbook Affordability and Bookstore Services

Learn about emerging trends in bookstore services and hear Robert Pignatello from John Jay College discuss future-proof solutions. 

future_of_textbook_deliveryWEBINAR2015 College CFO Survey on Textbook Affordability and Bookstore Services

The college bookstore services landscape has been radically transformed over the last few years as students, faculty and administrators are increasingly concerned about the escalating costs of textbooks. Colleges are
now searching for new solutions to lower costs and support their core mission of educating students.

New Webinar: Community Colleges and Solving Escalating Textbook Costs

In partnership with The American Association of Community Colleges, Akademos is pleased to announce that registration is now open for a brand new webinar focused on addressing the rising costs of textbooks.

See details below and register for free today! Space is limited, so don't miss out.

Community Colleges and Solving Escalating Textbook Costs

Webinar: Tuesday, March 24, 2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

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Innovation in Higher Education at ACE Conference 2015

Leaders from across Higher Education will converge on Washington DC this weekend for the American Council of Education’s 97th Annual Meeting. One of the premier higher education events brings together nearly 2,000 leaders from across the country to hear from thought leaders and discuss the most pressing issues of the day. 220x146-2015-AnnualMeeting

This year’s theme of "Promises to Keep: Higher Education and the Public Trust” commemorates the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act, the Higher Education Act and the Voting Rights Act and will give attendees the opportunity to reflect on the promise of these initiatives, assess their current status and look ahead to new challenges and accomplishments.

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Webinar Materials: Win Back Students & Recapture Bookstore Sales

Yesterday, we were joined by Jaye Lynn Bergers from Davenport University for a lively and informative Webinar, How Your Bookstore Can Reduce Textbook Costs and Win Back Students. If you were unable to join this Webinar, we wanted to make the presentation and recording of the session available for you to download free by clicking here.

The feedback from attendees has been extremely positive. Most found hearing how other institutions are quickly implementing solutions that prioritize the success of its students by driving down the cost of textbooks to be extremely relevant and informative.In this Webinar, we took a behind-the-scenes look at Davenport University's approach to winning back students & recapturing sales.

Webinar: How Your College Bookstore Can Reduce Textbook Costs

 If you are searching for lower cost textbook and class material options for your students, don’t miss this interactive case study webinar.How Your College Bookstore Can Win Back Students and Recapture Sales

Davenport University

Davenport University was faced with declining student satisfaction over textbook buying and prices, leading to material declines in their school sanctioned bookstore utilization and sales. Today, through a new lower cost textbook solution, Davenport has saved students over
$1.8 million
, increased its bookstore utilization, optimized the physical store footprint, and dramatically increased student satisfaction. 

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Webinar Registration: How Your Bookstore Can Win Back Students & Recapture Sales

Register for our new webinar on February 10, 2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET. This live interactive session is relevant to all higher education administrators looking to increase student satisfaction and explore options for lowering textbook and course materials costs.

This session will feature:

  • Jaye Lynn Bergers, Director of Procurement & Retail Services, Davenport University
  • Geoffrey Katz, Vice President of Program Management, Akademos Inc.

Webinar Summary: Two years ago Davenport University was faced with declining student satisfaction over high textbook costs and purchasing behavior. This dissatisfaction was the leading indicator of what became material declines in bookstore utilization and sales.

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