University of Holy Cross to Launch New Online Bookstore
Seamless integration between the student information system and the Akademos Course Materials Platform (CMP)TM will allow students to see a personalized listing of the textbooks required for each of their courses, and to order materials for an entire term in less than five minutes. A wide selection across new, used, rental and eBook formats will be offered, and when using Akademos' proprietary peer-to-peer Marketplace of over 100 million used textbooks, students will save an average of 60% off publisher list prices. Through the partnership, UHC students will also be able to leverage free shipping offers and an easy-to-use 24/7/365 online buyback program.
"UHC is dedicated to helping students make the best use of their financial resources," said Dr. Victoria Dahmes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Holy Cross. "We are so pleased to be partnering with Akademos to offer our students a wider variety of high quality course materials at affordable prices. By lightening the load of education-related costs for our students, we are also supporting their overall preparedness and success on campus."
In addition to course materials, UHC logo items, including apparel, will be offered via the online bookstore.
The site will also support the University's faculty and administrators, who will benefit from an easy-to-use and powerful Adoption & Analytics Portal. This platform offers a step-by-step guide for course material adoptions, recommendations and adoption history, and the ability to compare real-time prices for course materials. The analytics tool will also enable faculty and the University's leadership to track critical data, including classroom and aggregate student purchasing and bookstore utilization.
"We're looking forward to working with the University of Holy Cross to expand course material options, improve availability and provide a best-in-class personalized service for their students and faculty," said John Squires, CEO, Akademos. "In our experience, more affordable and accessible course materials drive bookstore utilization, which improves student's preparedness and overall academic success."
Akademos offers customized, online bookstore services and solutions that support what's most important to institutions - from full-service virtual bookstores to unique partnerships and products supporting on-campus shops. Akademos delivers cost savings on course materials for students while providing administrators and faculty with critical control over the textbook delivery process.
Akademos offers an innovative textbook marketplace, best-in-class eCommerce platform, eLearning solutions, and a unique adoption and analytics portal. The company's comprehensive supply-chain solution and commitment to responsive personal service makes it the choice of leading institutions throughout the country.
Akademos helps institutions deliver the right course materials, at affordable prices, on time. Learn more at akademos.com.
About the University of Holy Cross
A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 65 majors and programs to more than 1,300 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university's most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Counseling and Healthcare. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.