Akademos Announces Partnership with Fontbonne University to Provide Student-Focused Campus Store Platform

Industry: Education

This partnership will better serve students with a new experience for purchasing course materials and university merchandise

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) March 11th, 2021

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Fontbonne University to provide students and the university community with an exciting new online campus store. The private university in Clayton, MO, committed to transforming education, selected Akademos’ premier course content platform to support their 1,200 students with innovative technology and better access to low-cost textbooks and popular merchandise. This partnership and summer 2021 launch of the new online store is the first step of many positive changes planned for the university in the coming months.

“Fontbonne’s new partnership with online bookstore provider Akademos will provide cost effective options for students to purchase books and all of their classroom needs with enhanced convenience,” said Nancy H. Blattner, President Fontbonne University. “The current bookstore space will be repurposed, allowing Fontbonne to optimize this prime location on campus for gatherings and meetings for various campus constituents.”

Removing barriers to affordability and accessibility, the online store provides the Fontbonne community with an accessible solution that can fully support their commitment to a learning experience rooted in excellence. Akademos will provide students with a wide selection of course material format options including new, used, eBook, and rental at significant savings. The new university-branded course materials website conveniently integrates student courses, associated course materials, merchandise, apparel, and multiple purchasing options with a single sign-on. The integration with university technology systems will make the new campus store a seamless extension of the Fontbonne student experience, no matter their location.

Akademos will additionally support the university’s faculty and administrators with a comprehensive platform that streamlines the management process of all aspects of course content adoption and delivery. With a step-by-step guide for selections, recommendations and past adoption history and the ability to compare prices in real-time, faculty can easily support student success. The analytics tools also give leadership increased visibility into the process with the ability to track critical data, including student purchasing and utilization.

“We fully support the university in taking this innovative step to increase access and affordability while continuing to improve the student experience by utilizing campus space in unique ways,” said Akademos CEO Raj Kaji. “Fontbonne joins a growing number of universities who recognize the need to modernize their course content platform and build a better model for student success.”

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a private, Catholic liberal arts university located in St. Louis, committed to a transformative education and inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically and serve responsibly. The university, founded in 1923, is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. For more information, visit www.fontbonne.edu.

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. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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