U-M faculty, instructors and staff will soon transition to a new online textbook and course material selection platform designed to personalize the process and promote more affordable alternatives for students. The site, operated by Barnes & Noble College (BNC), will launch Oct. 2 and replace the textbook data entry pages on Wolverine Access.
The platform, developed with significant input from the university, includes features specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the U-M community. Faculty and staff should expect to receive information on the transition directly from BNC in the coming weeks.
The new process will provide benefits to faculty and staff who select materials, as well as the students who purchase them, said Paul Robinson, associate vice provost and university registrar. “Students benefit by being able to more easily find textbooks and course materials at fair and affordable prices,” Robinson said. “The faculty experience for listing textbooks and related materials should be less burdensome, too.”