If you have just been hired to teach a class, the textbook has been selected. Federal law requires that textbooks be selected by the first day of registration so that students know the full cost of a semester - including the cost of books - when they register for classes.
How to find the textbook(s) for your course
How to get a desk or review copies of textbooks
Publishers usually issue a free copy of an adopted text to each instructor using the text, if requested. Ask your department administrative assistant (or academic coordinator at Eagle River) to request the copy.
Textbook publishers have a wealth of material available on their websites. Some offer free test banks, online homework, videos, or case studies. Some have content that links directly into Blackboard (usually the students have to pay a fee for this). Feel free to use their resources to enrich your class!
If you will be teaching next semester
Your department administrative assistant knows the due dates for ordering books and will typically place your textbook orders with the bookstore. Here are the due dates for the bookstore as of April 2013:
Summer Semester January 9
Fall Semester February 15
Spring Semester October 1