Goshen College tackling rising textbook costs with Akademos

Goshen College, a nationally ranked college in Indiana, is launching an online campus store in efforts to reduce the overall out-of-pocket costs from purchasing textbooks. Our latest partnership will give Goshen students greater access to low-cost course materials and a competitive marketplace for course content purchasing. In addition to course materials, the store will offer a wide selection of Goshen College and Maple Leafs merchandise and apparel. Faculty and administrators will also benefit from a suite of analytics tools to better track student engagement and support student success.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Launches Online Bookstore, Reducing Textbook Costs

New York State’s high-tech state university is launching an online bookstore to enhance student experience and improve affordability. Our newest partnership with SUNY Poly, one of U.S News & World Report’s Best Value Colleges and Best Colleges for Veterans in the Regional Universities-North category in 2021, is part of a new initiative to reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its nearly 3,000 students. After a thorough competitive bidding process, the university selected Akademos to create a new online bookstore operation that will offer all required textbooks and course materials through an integrated eCommerce experience.

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July 15, 2021 | by Kelly Johnston | in Partnerships, College Bookstore

Wabash College Continues to Raise the Bar on the Student Bookstore Experience

We are excited to announce that Wabash College has become our newest partner! The private men’s college in Crawfordsville, Indiana is moving to the Akademos course content platform this July. The nationally ranked college for best classroom experience and most accessible faculty, will continue to focus on affordability, support, and providing students with increasing value at the on-campus store.

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North Central University Launches Digital Initiative, Reducing Textbook Costs

Minneapolis-based North Central University is moving their online bookstore to Akademos! Our newest partnership with the private, non-profit Christian university will tackle rising textbook costs and equip faculty with course-level analytics on student engagement. Named #13 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Top Performers on Social Mobility, North Central University today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of course content for its 1,100 students.

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Student Engagement - Be proactive, not reactive when it comes to your students success

Student Success and Student Retention - These are buzz words used on just about every campus and by every vendor in higher education - and they should be.  Student success is one of the most important metrics a college or university should track and measure.  However, it is often the result of many other factors, initiatives, and programs on campus. A few key factors contributing to student success are preparation and engagement in their classes. They need books to study from, and students who engage with material, early and often, continue their academic career at a much higher rate.

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Buena Vista University Providing Students Affordable, Online Purchase of Course Materials

We are delighted to announce our newest partner school! Buena Vista University, a private university in Storm Lake, Iowa, joins a growing list of higher education institutions transitioning from a brick-and-mortar operation to an eCommerce solution for course content management and delivery. We will be their technology partner in transitioning to the online model for course material sales. The University will continue to sell merchandise on campus at the new Lehnus Campus Spirit Store, at pop up shop events, and through its food service operator.

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