Emory & Henry College Partners with Akademos to Provide New Course Materials Platform

Posted by Allison Galloway

Giving students seamless access to low-cost print and digital textbooks.

Akademos announced today that Emory & Henry College has elected to partner with the company to launch its new online bookstore and course materials platform. The oldest institution of higher learning in Southwest Virginia, Emory & Henry serves as the place of connections to its students and the region particularly in healthcare, education, engineering and science-related careers. Therefore, beginning this spring, students will benefit from the convenience and substantial cost-savings of ordering and accessing course materials online.

“As a recognized College of Distinction, we are deeply committed to fulfilling every student’s potential,” said Dr. Mike Puglisi, E&H Provost. “Partnering with Akademos enables us to stay on the leading edge of 21st-century education, while giving our students high-quality course materials at the best possible prices.”

As a best-in-class online college bookstore and course materials solution provider, Akademos makes multiple formats, delivery options, and subscription-based materials available through a personalized, efficient, and cost-effective course materials solution with 24x7x365 accessibility. Akademos integrates all course materials and delivery options into one seamless platform. The vast selection of low-cost options includes a Marketplace, rental program, and OER titles, plus the option to choose between new, used, or digital textbooks. Students also receive free economy shipping on retail orders of new and used books over $49 and will have the freedom to ship books directly to their homes or campus store for convenient pick up.

The new course materials platform will also support Emory & Henry’s faculty and administrators with comprehensive adoption tools and powerful data and analytics technology. From guided course material adoptions and real-time price comparisons, to streamlined data collection and customizable reporting, no other online bookstore solution provides this level of valuable insights into material selection, purchasing, utilization, and overall student success.

“At Akademos, we’ve seen that access to a comprehensive course materials platform and affordable and accessible textbooks results in more satisfied, prepared students and overall success for the institution,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re excited to partner with Emory & Henry College, and look forward to providing them with the technology, outstanding support and service, and affordability desired to strengthen their learning community and empower students in their pursuit of excellence.”

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About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. 

About Emory & Henry College

Emory & Henry College, situated in the scenic hills of Southwest Virginia just off Exit 26 on I-81 in Emory, Virginia, offers a community filled with engaged students who choose to contribute to society and make a difference. In addition to the main campus, there are four other campus units from Marion to Bristol along the I-81 Corridor including the School of Health Sciences in Marion, Bartlett-Crowe Field Station in Glade Spring, SWVA Higher Ed Center/Barter Theatre in Abingdon, and The Intermont Equestrian Center at E&H in Bristol. With more than 80 academic majors, students discover their pathways and are connected to the world of work through its distinctive van Vlissingen Center for Career & Professional Development. Through a connected liberal arts education and hands-on experiences all students work with connection teams to integrate their classroom experiences and projects with travel, internships and civic engagement.

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We’re excited to partner with Emory & Henry College, and look forward to providing them with the technology, outstanding support and service, and affordability desired to strengthen their learning community and empower students in their pursuit of excellence.
- Raj Kaji 

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