How Does Equitable Access Impact Student Readiness and Retention?

Student readiness, success, and retention are key metrics for Academic Affairs offices across higher education. Changing your course material purchase and delivery service might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re brainstorming ways to improve those metrics, but it shouldn’t be dismissed.

Today’s college students are accustomed to subscription models and flat-rate fees because so many of them grew up with these services. Equitable Access is an innovative course material delivery model that offers students access to their course materials on the first day of class for one low fee, embedded into the cost of tuition.

Here are some of the top ways implementing an Equitable Access model can positively impact your students:

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Can Equitable Access Positively Impact Your Bottom Line?

Equitable Access is transforming the way textbooks and course materials are thought about on campuses across the country, but it’s more than just a trending topic. The model allows students access to all required course materials on the first day of class for one low fee, embedded into the cost of tuition. It can drastically drive the cost of textbooks down for your student population. But can Equitable Access also positively impact your bottom line?

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Quincy University Introduces a ‘Books in Tuition’ Program

Quincy University supports digital initiatives with a new bundled textbooks program, takes ownership of their brand, and the customer experience.

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The Future of the Textbook: Realizing the Promise of Data

It seems like yesterday that Clayton Christensen, with colleagues Michael Horn and Curtis Johnson, published Disrupting Class, in which bold predictions of college closures equivalent to the dust bowls would occur by 2020 and mass customization would drive greater personalization and affordability in higher education. Many of these provocative claims have failed to fully be realized. And yet, if you were to ask most education technology thought leaders, the promise of digital courseware with machine learning powered by AI alongside big data analytic capabilities that help drive targeted engaging content is a promising solution to improve student outcomes in higher education. So why is higher education slower to adopt these promising solutions, especially with so many examples of technological transformation and disruption all around us?  

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New York Tech Now Offering technology solution to support students

Akademos will provide a centralized technology solution to enhance the student experience and provide greater affordability and adaptability to current trends

We are thrilled to announce our newest partner school! New York Institute of Technology has selected Akademos as its partner to provide a new full-service platform for course materials, as well as branded merchandise and apparel to its community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The career-focused non-for-profit private university will launch Akademos’ streamlined technology solution to support students beginning in the summer 2021 term. 

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Suncoast Technical College Selects Akademos to Support Accessibility and Affordability for Students

The new full service online bookstore offers significant savings, support, and service to the community

We are thrilled to announce our newest partnership with Suncoast Technical College. The community-focused technical education institution will now provide a full-service solution for course materials, uniforms, and merchandise to their growing educational community. The personalized online ordering technology solution will launch for the spring 2021 semester.

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