The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was enacted in August 2008 and became effective in July 2010. Among other things, it requires colleges to publicize the materials assigned for each course section before the term begins. CUNY has multiple systems in place for complying with this legislation. Hunter College, the Graduate Center, the Graduate School of Journalism, the Law School, Brooklyn College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College have their own solutions. Colleges on CUNY First—Queens College and Queensborough Community College—will be using CUNY First to comply with HEOA, and as colleges begin to work on the CUNY First system they will also switch to CUNY First for HEOA compliance.
CUNY BookList will be used by the majority of CUNY colleges, and faculty at those colleges will need to use the BookList system to create and maintain a complete list of all course materials (books, DVDs, software, course packets, etc.) required for their courses.
Below are resources designed for faculty members and administrators at CUNY campuses who will be using the BookList system. If you're unfamiliar with BookList, it is strongly recommended that you either carefully explore the online BookList Reference and Instructions Manual (below), or download a hard copy of the manual (also below).
Please note: if you try to use the BookList system without first reading the instructions, you may do permanent damage to the text lists of other faculty members or administrators.
Online BookList Manuals:
Frequently Asked Questions:
- FAQs: HEOA & BookList <pdf>
- FAQs: CUNY Portal <pdf>
- FAQs: BookList Google Searches <pdf>
- FAQs: Faculty Members <pdf>
- FAQs: Administrators <pdf>
Download a PDF Version of the Manual:
Download a BookList Cheat Sheet: