Historically Black Winston-Salem State University has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day Complete, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class.
First Day Complete, an innovative course material delivery model, addresses equitable access, convenience, and affordability across all courses at an institution by bundling the cost of course materials into tuition and ensuring students have all their materials for the semester available on or before the first day of class. WSSU will cover all associated expenses so that no additional costs will be passed on to students. Faculty members can choose the materials that are best suited for their teaching, regardless of publisher or format.
Before starting the term, students will receive an email from the bookstore prompting them to select their preferred delivery method. The bookstore will prepare the materials for each student and notify them when the materials have shipped or are available for in-store pickup. Digital materials will be delivered directly through students’ learning management system. The university will also offer a $500 book credit to all graduate students.
“We are incredibly excited to offer free textbooks to our undergraduate students this fall,” said Elwood Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University. “This will certainly be a game-changer for many of our families by eliminating a significant educational expense.”