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Textbook Adoption Request Form

A new Textbook Adoption Request form has been created to streamline the process of changing, adding, deleting or updating textbooks and course materials. There is now one form to be completed for this process. The adoption form should be completed with all pertinent information regarding your textbook and course materials needed for you and your students. This new textbook adoption form is currently located on the Office of Instruction website: Faculty Handbook and is also available on the Taft College Bookstore website.

This new textbook adoption form is currently located on the Office of Instruction website: Faculty Handbook and is also available on the Taft College Bookstore website.


All Textbook Adoption Requests should be returned to the Office of Instruction by the following dates:

The summer and fall semesters textbook adoption request deadline is April 1st.

The spring semester textbook adoption request deadline is October 1st.


Some items to remember when completing a new request for a textbook adoption:

  • There are many formats of textbooks that publishers provide all with a different International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN’s). Please ensure you provide the correct ISBN on your textbook request form.
  • When selecting a textbook as a rental please remember that this textbook will be used for six semesters or three years. The Bookstore provides rentals on most textbooks when a textbooks wholesale price is over seventy-five dollars. All consumable textbooks (workbooks) are made available for purchase only.
  • Ensure you provide a copy of the textbook when completing Textbook Adoption Request for a new textbook request for the Office of Instruction to review and finalize the approval process. Please ensure you have required signatures.
  • When adding a new textbook to your course, please remember to inform us which textbook is being removed if any.
  • Textbook Adoption Requests are to be completed when you are requesting an updated edition on your textbook. A copy of the update edition on a textbook is not required by the Office of Instruction.
  • If the Taft College Bookstore notifies you that they are unable to obtain additional textbooks or course materials for an upcoming semester, there will be the need to complete a new Textbook Adoption Request. The Bookstore will notify the V. P. of Instruction, Division Chair and faculty if this occurs. In these circumstances, a Textbook Adoption Request will be accepted past the original deadline dates.
  • When completing a new textbook adoption request for a textbook please complete a form for each format i.e. e-book, rental and purchase textbooks if you want one, two or all three of these options available for your students.
  • If you require a supply item for your course please provide name of product, and item number and the vendor or manufacturer, in order for the Bookstore to have the proper supplies in stock for your students.

If you have any further questions, please contact Bill Norris at mailto:Bnorris@taftcollege.edu/ 661-763-7818.


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