Northern State University Partners with Akademos to Provide Online Course Material Services

Industry: Education

The new platform to provide students access to quality course materials at the best possible price

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) October 22nd, 2020

Northern State University (NSU), a student-centered, diverse community in Aberdeen, S.D., has selected Akademos as its platform provider to manage the school’s textbook adoptions and sales. The university’s 3,500 students will have access to a convenient, costeffective and efficient course materials solution in addition to the NSU Wolf Shoppe campus store this spring.

“We are excited to enhance our textbook offerings with Akademos’ technology,” said NSU Vice President of Finance and Administration Veronica Paulson. “By offering NSU students the convenience and substantial cost-savings of ordering and accessing course materials online, we can continue to support their daily campus experience and enrich the local and regional community.”

By partnering with Akademos, the Wolf Shoppe can significantly reduce the complexity of course materials management and redefine how they serve the campus community. The campus store will continue to offer NSU clothing, accessories, giftware, college supplies and more.

Starting in the spring 2021 semester, Akademos will help students at the university save on all course materials. The vast online selection includes new, used, eBook and rental materials at significant savings, with 24x7x365 accessibility. Additionally, the comprehensive Akademos platform will empower administrators with advanced and innovative tools for managing all aspects of course materials adoption. Faculty can compare prices while considering past adoption history, current selections and recommendations. Real-time analytics features make it possible to track student purchasing and utilization, communicate with faculty and students via built-in notifications, and make changes at any time.

“We fully support the university in taking this innovative step to increase access and improve affordability while continuing to serve the on-campus needs of their students. NSU joins a growing number of universities who recognize the need to modernize their course materials platform,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re delighted that after a thorough and competitive process, NSU has selected Akademos to support their mission.”

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit www.northern.edu/admissions

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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