Introduction – Why Should I Produce A Course pack?
Course packs are developed by an instructor to be used by their students to customize course content for the student and/or to supplement book content for their course.
Adopting Your Course Pack:
To have your course pack adopted by the bookstores, complete a Course Pack Adoption form and a Bookstore Waiver form for every course pack per semester. The instructor is responsible for the completion and submission of the adoption form and the bookstore waiver. Both forms are available in the campus bookstore.
Adoption Deadlines for Bookstore Course Packs:
·Fall Semester--April 15
·Spring Semester--October 15
·Summer Semester--March 15
To the Bookstore:
1. Your completed adoption form.
2. A completed bookstore waiver, both forms are obtainable from the bookstore.
To GPC Printing Services by Deadlines:
3. The completed course pack order form.
4. The new course pack contents or changed content.
5. The amount of desk copies needed.
Getting Copyright Clearance:
Perimeter College has changed copyright clearance vendors. We are now using Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). It is vital that the correct form is completely fill out for each copyrighted item and return them to Barbara Gatewood, Associate Printing Services Manager, as soon as possible. If you wish to find out if CCC has permissions for your content or to research other items that are cleared through their site, go to http://www.copyright.com and follow the instructions for starting an individual account.
When researching your content, be sure to only use the "quick price" button not the order button. You can find out what the royalties are instantly. There is no charge if you do not place an order. Printing Services will take care of all ordering and payments. A course pack order form must be submitted with each course pack for every semester.
Course packs need to be submitted for copyright clearance four to six weeks before the start of a new semester. An e-mail is sent to all faculty and staff well in advance of deadlines for each semester. Do not use a copyright form with non-copyright course packs. For copyright items, use this form: copyright; for non-copyright items use this form: non-copyright .
For further information, contact Barbara Gatewood at 678-891-3348 concerning all copyright materials.
Getting It Printed:
Orders will be submitted to Printing Services by each bookstore. It is important for the instructor or department to communicate with the bookstores in regard to the estimated number of course packs needed. Printing Services will need to know the how many desk copies needed by course pack deadlines.
Submit the cleanest copy of your course pack you can compile. Do not date your course pack i.e., Spring Semester 2015 if the content of the course pack does not change from semester to semester. Left-over course packs can continue to be sold eliminating waste.
Make a sample copy of the completed course pack, and make a separate copy of the copyright content pages when submitting them to Printing Services.
As with books and other items your students must spend their money on, keep in mind that if the student does not perceive value in a course pack i.e., they will be tested on it’s content, they will not purchase it. Even when students do not purchase a course pack, the cost of copyright and production of excess inventory is ultimately borne by them.
When you submit your course pack have a clear picture of how your students will use it and order packaging accordingly i.e. three hole drill with shrink wrapping, or GBC binding.