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"Over the years, it seemed like we used every book out there for our introductory courses. They were largely interchangeable. When our dean asked us what we were doing to hold the price of books down, we thought we were doing a pretty good job negotiating with the publishers. Then, Van-Griner came around and proposed a new option: they would support us as we created our own text, one where we could determine the price and content. It took a few years, but we now have a text we call our own, and when we are ready to revise, a Van-Griner project manager is there to help us through the entire process. They take care of it ALL! We now have a less expensive text, and some of the sales go back to student causes."

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Lab Manager

"We had been running the same labs for years despite some of them having a legacy dating back to the 1980s. It wasn't working; the students did not like them, they did not not match our books or course objectives, and we had several "work arounds" to match our lab equipment. We started with a small publisher, but they grew in size, and the personal service deteriorated. We decided it was time to make some changes. We had a new course coordinator, and when we evaluated our options, Van-Griner not only beat the others on price and quality but on service as well."

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“What started out as questions and notes to supplement my textbook evolved not only in size but also in course prominence; it was becoming the main textbook for the course. What was once easy to revise and edit on my own became more time consuming. For the most part, I was happy with the result, especially the price, but the materials were not as professional as I liked; my clipart, cut-paste from the Web, and photocopy quality did not reflect well in my course evaluations. Up until I met with a Van-Griner Learning Representative, I thought there was no way I could have it all, a professional looking product at a low price with limited effort on my part. Six years later, my students and I could not be any happier.”

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