Access Program – Faculty Experience
Faculty participate in an inclusive or Equitable Access model based on Campus and course decisions. Once the courses are decided upon for participating in the program, pricing and product adoptions are confirmed for those courses and shared back with the university faculty and campus.
Inclusive Access Models are select courses will be participating.
Equitable Access Models are all courses will be participating.
With an Inclusive or Equitable Access program, faculty members enjoy the academic freedom to choose the content provider, edition, and medium that best fits the class curriculum. You can start teaching on day one instead of waiting for students to acquire their materials. You can be reassured that everyone in class will have the same materials, including edition and format, on day one leveling the playing field so that you can begin instructing your chosen content right away instead of being forced to teach with “lowest common denominator” content. Follett also troubleshoots and provides instructions for accessing materials, so you no longer need to serve as “tech support” for any digital course materials. See additional content articles here.
Follett will communicate with faculty product type and format adopted by faculty for the access program. You may also review products adopted by reviewing details on your campus efollett.com site. The Site will show any notes on Access participating titles and formatting.
Follett works with publisher partners to acquire the best possible pricing for course materials participating with an Access program. Inclusive Access pricing will be confirmed and reported back to campus stakeholders to set up pricing for student accounts. Equitable access pricing is preset with the campus before program and all course materials adopted as required are part of the program if Follett is made aware of that adoption.
Product Access and Distribution
Follett and Campus will detail out a distribution strategy and share digital access instructions for eBooks and courseware products. Physical products will be available for pick up in the store or at a designated location. Sometimes times are outlined and specified for pick up processes. Students will receive a confirmation email letting them know when the material is ready and available for them to pick up from the store/designated location.
Most digital content eBooks and courseware will be made available within your campus Learning Management System with some products being emailed access directly to students. It is recommended that instructors reach out and work with their publisher representatives to confirm digital courseware set up in the LMS (Learning Management System) and understand how students will access it. Some courseware products may require an access code. Those codes, depending on the product, will be made available either within BryteWave bookshelf, emailed to the students directly or as physical codes made available in the store for pickup. Some of these courseware products will direct students to access direct on their product webpage/URL outside of the LMS. This all depends on the product and vendor.
See additional articles for Product specific details on set up and access instructions.
Students will now have access to all their course material for courses participating in the Follett Access Program.
Census/Last Date to Process Drops
A Census or Last Date to process drops will be established and communicated by campus as the deadline to drop courses or opt out of the program for a full refund of course materials Access charges.
- If an Opt-Out option is available, students will need to opt-out of the program before this Census Date/Deadline. If students Opt-Out of this Inclusive/Equitable Access Program, they will be on their own to acquire their course materials.
- Your Program will send an email with links and directions to your students with directions on how students can use the program’s Opt-Out Customer Portal to complete their Opt-Out decision.
- Your Campus will provide directions on how students can request Opt-Out of the Access program.
- Physical material will need to be returned to the store for the Student’s Opt-Out choice to be completed and confirmed.
After the designated Census date Follett will provide the institution with an invoice for all those students that Follett shows are still enrolled and active in the Follett Access program. Any students that have Opt-Out will be removed, and those that have dropped the classes will be removed from the billing based on program model.
Follett will reconcile with the campus any discrepancies and address.