At the start of every term, college students are faced with the challenge of buying their textbooks and course materials, hopefully prior to the first day of class and without emptying their wallets. Unfortunately, many students will forgo buying their materials because of the high cost and uncertainty they will actually be used. Faculty and administration alike understand how important it is for students to be prepared with all materials on or before the first day of class and are making strides to assure barriers to purchase are removed.
When it comes to not purchasing textbooks and course materials, students’ main concern is the price. In addition to offering more textbook options at substantially discounted prices, Akademos provides a comprehensive buyback program that offers instant buyback at any time and also locks in buyback pricing at the beginning of the semester. This way, students can make a purchase and be confident in knowing exactly what they will get back when they are done with their books.
Ensuring Student Preparedness on the First Day of Class
Bethel College, a private liberal arts college in North Newton, Kansas, partnered with Akademos as their full-service online platform to manage course materials and support textbook buyback.
“At Bethel College, we are continually seeking ways to help our students succeed, and a large part of that is improving textbook affordability to ensure every student has his or her textbooks available at low prices and on the first day of class. Akademos’ online platform perfectly aligns with this objective,” said Robert Milliman, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethel College. “Transitioning to a centralized, online bookstore is an innovative solution towards offering our students better service and low prices.”
In addition to assisting students at Bethel College, the platform will support faculty and administration with comprehensive course materials adoption technology that includes a guide for selections, recommendations, and simple re-adopt choice. It also allows for price comparisons in real-time along with an analytics dashboard to give visibility into student purchasing and utilization. Faculty is also able to communicate with students, and administration with faculty, via a built-in communication tool.
“We are excited to partner with Bethel College to provide administration, faculty, and students powerful and personalized tools that will streamline every step in the course materials management process, from adoptions to purchasing to measuring utilization.” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos.
To read more about the Akademos partnership with Bethel College, visit our full press release.