Jackson State Community College and Follett, the college bookstore, have partnered to deliver the Digital Engagement Initiative (DEI), which provides e-books and access codes to students. The DEI program is a system wide initiative of all 13 community colleges in the The College System of Tennessee. The primary goal of the DEI program is to minimize student cost for books and materials and providing timely access to materials that are compliant with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The DEI program connects an e-book or access code directly to classes so that students have access to their course materials from the first day of class. DEI materials are added to its course as an additional course fee and no additional materials need to be purchased for that course. Students have the option to opt out of keeping their DEI e-books if they prefer to acquire printed books from the bookstore or another vendor. The short video (above) will demonstrate how to access JSCC email, set up a Follett account and opt in or out of DEI materials. Approximately two weeks before classes begin each semester, students will receive an email from Follett with an invitation to the Follett Customer Portal. From this portal, students can review DEI materials and opt out or in.
Students who opt out of DEI materials on one or more of their courses will have the course materials fee removed from their student account and will need to purchase books and materials for those courses. Opting out will delay a portion of Pell Grant or other anticipated refunds up to two weeks into the start of the semester for processing time.
Questions about the DEI program should be directed to the Jackson State bookstore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 731-425-2650. For payment information, contact JSCC's Business Office at email@example.com or 731-425-2603. Questions about accessing eBooks can be directed to your instructor or firstname.lastname@example.org or (731) 424-3520 ext. 50294.