Faculty members or any other employees who are in charge of adopting course materials must make a request for written information from publishers of course materials. The written information shall include:
- A listing of relevant course materials offered by the publisher and whether each of the course materials are offered in a bundled package or sold separately.
- The suggested retail price, the estimated wholesale price or the price that the publisher makes available to the public for the course materials. The publisher may include the time period during which the pricing is applicable.
- The copyright dates of the previous edition if the copyright dates do not appear in the course materials.
- A summary of the substantive content differences between the current edition of the course materials and the immediate previous edition.
A faculty member or employee who is in charge of selecting or adopting course materials must place orders with sufficient lead time to enable the community college district bookstore to confirm the availability of the requested materials.
No faculty member or employee shall demand or receive any payment, loan, advance, good or deposit of money present or promised for selecting or purchasing specific course materials required for coursework or instruction, except that the faculty member or employee may receive:
- Free review copies, complimentary teacher editions or instructional materials that are not intended to be sold by any faculty, staff or bookstore.
- Royalties or other compensation from the sale of course materials that include the faculty member's own writing or work.
- Honoraria for academic peer review of course materials.
- Training in the use of course materials and learning technologies.
Book buyers and vendors of course materials must not solicit a faculty member or employee for the purpose of selling or trading a free sample copy or complimentary teacher editions.