SYMPOSIUM: The 2017 Guide to Choosing Your Textbook
Introduction: Phillip Ardoin
"The selection of a textbook is one of the most important decisions a professor makes when preparing his or her courses and syllabi. The textbooks we select for our courses can directly impact the approach and themes of a course and often represent the majority of readings which students will be assigned throughout the semester. Unfortunately, the selection of a course textbook is often made in a haphazard manner. Faculty make this critical decision by simply choosing a textbook they previously used as a student or graduate teaching assistant, the text used by the preceding professor, or simply the textbook suggested by the last publishing sales representative who visited their office."
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