Textbook orders are handled through the University Bookstore. Faculty members are expected to submit textbook requests to the bookstore, either through the departmental secretary or by online adoption. The bookstore does not provide faculty members with desk copies; these should be obtained by writing directly to the publisher. Departments are informed of the deadlines for submitting textbook requisitions. These are generally in March for the summer sessions, April for the fall semester, and October for the spring semester.
Course packs developed by the faculty and printed by the UNCW Copy Center or an off-campus copy center may be sold through the University Bookstore. (More detailed information is available on printing services available to faculty.)
Examination and desk copies of textbooks
Faculty may request examination copies and desk copies of textbooks from publishing companies. These are often free of charge, especially if they are under consideration for course adoption (examination copies) or have already been adopted as course textbooks (desk copies). From time to time, book merchants come to UNCW and offer to buy these textbooks from faculty. The Faculty Senate has taken the position that the sale by faculty of complimentary textbooks is an unprofessional practice and has urged faculty to refrain from selling complimentary copies of textbooks (Senate motion 88-3-4, January 19, 1988).
Placing class materials on reserve
The Library site provides information for faculty on course reserves.
Use of copyrighted materials in teaching
By the Copyright Act of 1976, copyright protection extends to literary works, musical works (including any accompanying words), pantomimes, choreographic works, pictorial, graphic and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, and sound recordings. Guidelines for conforming to the requirements of U. S. copyright law and information on how to request copyright permissions can be found on a site maintained by Randall Library.