Adoptions & More

To help faculty succeed, this page includes

Adopt Your Material

Deadline

Faculty or authorized department designees must upload textbook adoptions to the Barnes & Noble software platform, Adoption Insight Portal (AIP), by the following deadlines:

Fall ‐ April 1

Spring ‐ October 1

Summer ‐ March 1

Adoption Insight Portal

Process

Most adoptions will follow the external author process as the material was authored by an individual not currently employed by the University. The internal author process includes an additional approval and may require printing services to produce the material. Internal authors are individuals currently employed by the University.

Use the Adoption Insight Portal (AIP) to adopt new or re-adopt a previous material.

Adoption Insight Portal

AIP Instructions

  • AIP Intro

    What is AIP?

    AIP was developed by Barnes & Noble College to solve challenges faced by our higher education partners in the areas of discovering, selecting, and monitoring course material adoptions. Powered by your Student Information System (SIS), AIP delivers a highly personalized, streamlined, action-oriented user experience for faculty, staff, administrators, and academic leadership. With AIP, faculty and staff can easily manage and submit course material adoptions each term.

    Login

    The Adoption & Insights Portal lets you log in with your SHSU credentials.

    Login to AIP

    Course List

    As faculty, you will land on the Course List and see all your courses for the semester.

    In the Course List, you can submit your adoptions by using your adoption history, searching the catalog, and more.

    bnc contact the bookstore page
  • Adopt New Material

    To adopt new material, use the following steps.

    sam houston state university login page

    Step 1

    Login to AIP

    adoption insight portal with a line pointing to the radio button i'd like to be guided through the adoption process under the section acc 301 vt1 intermediate accounting I

    Step 2

    Under the desired course, click the circle to the left of I'd like to be guided through the adoption process.

    four box options titled view detailed adoption history, search by isbn or keyword, upload a fiel for this course, and view affordability solutions

    Step 3

    Select your material by viewing detailed adoption history, searching by ISBN or keyword, or viewing affordable solutions.

    an line pointing to the view detailed adoption history box selected under the radio box section i'd like to be guided through the adoption process

    View Detailed Adoption History

    Select View Detailed Adoption History. Use the options and dropdown fields to review material adopted for the course or another course in the subject area.

    an line pointing to the search by isbn or keyword box selected under the radio box section i'd like to be guided through the adoption process

    Search by ISBN or keyword

    Select Search by ISBN or keyword. Enter an ISBN or keywords in the search box.

    an line pointing to the view affordability solutions box selection

    View Affordability Solutions

    Click View Affordability Solutions to see affordable recommendations for the course.

    a close up view with a line pointing to the options required and recommended with required selected in the section titled this book is

    Step 4

    Indicated whether the material is required or recommended for the course by selecting the circle to the left of required or recommended under This book is.

    Required. All textbooks, lab manuals, and access codes that students are required to have will be included in their Bearkat Bundle. Professors must mark these materials as required on AIP.

    Recommended. Recommended books and materials are not included in the Bearkat Bundle. Professors have the option to mark materials as recommended on AIP and these items will be available to students at an additional charge (i.e., goggles, dissection kit).

    a close up view of the section titled book message to students with the sample text you may use a previous edition if you already have it in the text field

    Step 5

    Add any message to students, if desired, by entering the message in the box below Book Message to students: (optional).

    a close up view with a line pointing to the button titled add to course

    Step 6

    Click Add to Course to add as many ISBNs as you need before clicking Submit Adoption.

    a close up view of the button titled submit adoption

    Step 7

    Once all material has been added to the course, click Submit Adoption.

Download Guide

Types

Required. All textbooks, lab manuals, and access codes that students are required to have will be included in their Bearkat Bundle. Professors must mark these materials as required on AIP.

Recommended. Recommended books and materials are not included in their Bearkat Bundle. Professors have the option to mark materials as recommended on AIP and these items will be available to students at an additional charge(i.e., goggles, dissection kit).

For more information, read the Auxiliary Services Policy.

Obtain Your Desk Copy

Complimentary desk/review copies for faculty members may be requested by directly contacting the publisher before classes begin. If a desk copy does not arrive in time, a textbook may be acquired by emailing bearkatbundle@shsu.edu and requesting a loaner copy of the textbook. Once approved by the Office of Auxiliary Services the textbook may be picked up from the bookstore at no charge at that time. Upon receipt of the desk copy from the publisher, the instructor may return the textbook to the SHSU Bookstore in the same condition and the school/program will be credited for the original charge. Failure to return a loaned desk copy will result in a charge to the department.

Email Read Policy

Help Students

  • Bearkat Bundle Program

    Bearkat Bundle is our new all-encompassing, affordable textbook rental program that will provide undergraduate students with all required textbooks, lab manuals, access codes, and electronic book versions before the first day of class! The average student is estimated to save $150‐200 on textbooks for a semester. All undergraduate students will be automatically enrolled.

  • Accessible Formats

    Use of Accessible Texts must be approved by the students Accommodation Counselor. Proof of purchase or rental and request form will be required in order to receive Accessible Format Books.

    Students with disabilities who need textbooks in accessible formats should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office at telephone 936‐294‐3512 or e‐mail disability@shsu.edu or in person at the Lee Drain Annex, Huntsville Campus.

    Services for Students with Disabilities

  • Veterans Assistance

    Chapter 31 students are recommended to opt-out of the Bearkat Bundle program since the VA will not pay for their textbooks. If a Chapter 31 student stays opted-into the program, they will have to pay for the Bearkat Bundle Fee out of pocket. Chapter 33 students receive a $500 voucher each semester for textbooks. They can decide whether they would want to opt-in or out of the Bearkat Bundle Program.

Discounts

Employees and departments are eligible for a discount on regular-priced logo products and apparel available at the Campus Store. Employees that show their staff Bearkat OneCard at checkout will save 10%. Departments can save 20% by completing their purchase with their departmental p-card or a purchase order.

Shop