Summer and Fall 2024 Adoption Period: March 4-10, 2024


In an effort to help control textbook costs for students, Congress approved the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The Island University conducts textbook adoptions well in advance of the semester as a way to increase compliance with federal expectations. The intent is to encourage all the involved parties – faculty, students, administrators, bookstores, publishers, and distributors – to work together to decrease the cost of college textbooks and supplemental materials while maintaining academic freedom and high-quality course materials.

All faculty are required to submit adoptions for all course sections through the Campus Store portal. Adoptions for Summer and Fall 2024 are due by end of day on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Please note: the course and section must be assigned to you by your department in Banner in order for you to adopt in the Follett Discover portal.

No Materials Required

New for this adoption period – course sections that are assigned the following schedule types in Banner have been defaulted to “No Titles/Complete.” If you have a section of this type that does require an adoption, you can easily override the default by adopting materials as usual.

  • DSR - Dissertation
  • FLD - Field Experience
  • MST - Master’s Thesis
  • PRL - Private Lesson
  • RES - Research
  • STU - Studio

If your course section falls outside these schedule types and does not require a textbook, select “I have no materials to adopt for this course.”

Adopting Course Materials

All other course schedule types (IND, LAB, LEC, MCE, PRA, RCT, SEM, and SLA) will require faculty members to adopt for all sections in the Follett Discover portal. Traditional print textbooks, courseware, and OER and other nontraditional resources can all be adopted within the portal.

Access Follet Discover:

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click on “Faculty and Staff Login”
  3. Enter your S.A.I.L. username and password
  4. Go to the “Faculty & Advisors” menu
  5. Select “Campus Store”
  6. Start discovering!

Material Usage Options:

  • Required is for books that are being used by all students in your class. This should be a title that students cannot finish your course without.
  • Recommended is for books that are supplemental to your course and completely optional for your students. This should be a title that you do not expect your students to purchase.

For further information, please watch the new Follett Discover tutorial.   

Save Your Textbook Selections

If you would like to quickly access your selections in a future semester, choose “Add to My Library” below the “Adopt” button on the textbook’s page within the Follett portal.

Why Adopt Now

Texas legislation specifies that when the course schedule is made available for students to view, courses must indicate required textbooks so that students can accurately gauge the total cost of each course. TAMU-CC complies with this legislation through the textbook adoption process, which occurs in advance of date the schedule is released for student viewing. Additionally, some students are required purchase textbooks at the Campus Store due to scholarships and other financial aid. The Campus Store is the primary means of communicating to Islander students what textbooks are required for your course.

Help with Adoptions 

For questions, contact Follett at Please note that this email address is for faculty and department concierge use only.

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