Monthly Archives: February 2019

Outsourcing Bookstore to Barnes and Noble – Faculty Comments

Hi Esteemed Colleagues:

The administration is hosting representatives from Barnes and Noble to come to campus to discuss concerns and answer questions that faculty may have as the college considers the possibility of the bookstore being outsourced to this company.

Examples of concerns that have already been raised are OER limitations, reducing work study options for students, limiting academic freedom, textbook costs, and potentially impacting student access to materials.

Senior representatives will be here February 25th from 1 to 4 p.m. The Faculty session will be from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Building 4, room 106 – and a general open forum will be from 2:30 to 4:00. They will be here to listen to concerns, provide feedback and to respond to questions.

This forum is for both faculty who have attended the above session and for those who have not.

Please share your comments and concerns here regarding the possibility of the bookstore being outsourced to Barnes and Noble.

Faculty Council Co-Chairs

Jessica Alvarado and Lee Imonen