Erin Peterson, ASWSU media relations
 
PULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty are being asked to submit orders for widely used textbooks – and submit them early – in order to help students get more money back from text resales.
 
The Associated Students of Washington State University has drafted an email that allows students to merely fill in the name of their professors and their own names. Students who email their professors about the ASWSU Textbook Buyback Campaign will be entered into a drawing to win money for spring semester textbooks.
When faculty resist ordering textbook bundles, special or custom edition textbooks and loose-leaf textbooks – and instead order textbooks that can be used by students over multiple semesters – bookstores are more likely to buy back textbooks, which returns more money to students.
 
The campaign encourages professors to not only submit orders for more widely used textbooks, but also to submit their orders early. If professors submit their orders too late, the bookstores do not know which textbooks are being used next semester and do not buy back books.
 
In other initiatives, ASWSU is supporting students who earn honor roll recognition for fall 2011 and engaging in conversations about changes to academic curriculum and policies.
 
For more information about the Textbook Buyback Campaign or the other initiatives, please contact ASWSU at 509-335-9591 or ASWSU.pres@wsu.edu.