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Text Adoption, Affordability, and Purchasing Procedure - 40.01.03

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Howard Community College (HCC) is committed to ensuring that text adoption promotes a quality educational experience for students and minimizing the costs of textbooks for its students. When adopting and purchasing textbooks, faculty must carefully consider the appropriateness of textbooks and other supplemental materials for each course based on content, pedagogy, and teaching in the discipline, as well as the cost to students and the factors that determine that cost.

In keeping with this commitment, the college complies with the State of Maryland College Textbook Competition and Affordability Act of 2009. As part of this compliance, faculty members are required each academic year to register for a specific index number in HCC’s professional development program to acknowledge that they have received the textbook competition and affordability information and that they will comply with the provisions of the act.

Detailed information on the State of Maryland College Textbook Competition and Affordability Act of 2009, as well as information on the required professional development and acknowledgement form, is available on the college portal.

Effective Date: 02/08/19

President's Office Use:  VPAA/VPAF

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