The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has entered into a partnership with Follett Higher Education Group to manage and operate the Bookstores at both De Anza and Foothill colleges. The change will take effect on Oct. 21, which means that most faculty members will be using a new textbook adoption process to order books for winter quarter classes.
- Orders before Oct. 21, including all orders for fall quarter, should be submitted through the process used in previous quarters.
See below for more information about the transition and some answers to frequently asked questions.
Mark Your Calendar: Workshop on New Textbook Adoption ProcessBeginning with orders for the winter quarter, faculty members will use a new online tool to order textbooks and materials for their classes. You can get an early look at the tool and how to use it during a special workshop offered as part of District Opening Day on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 2:20-3:20 p.m. Watch for an email from the Chancellor's Office about the workshop schedule.
The new partnership is aligned with De Anza's continued drive to lower the costs of textbooks and course materials for our students – including the college's longstanding efforts to promote Open Educational Resources and other zero-cost or low-cost digital, rental and used course material options.
Follett Higher Education Group has been in the higher education sector for more than 140 years. They operate more than 1,100 college and university bookstores across the United States and Canada, including more than 100 in California. They bring the advantages of an extensive supply chain, economies of scale, new technology and many years of experience serving California community colleges.
Follett is also focused on student affordability, offering the nation’s largest textbook rental program, an extensive selection of used, digital, new and OER materials, and a price-matching program.
Here are some answers to important questions about the transition. We will update this webpage with more questions and answers as the process continues.
Have Another Question?
- If you have a question about current Bookstore operations, please send an email to email@example.com
- Beginning Oct. 21, you can submit questions about the Bookstore by using the Follett online form. A member of the Follett team will respond as soon as possible.