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Adopt or Adapt the Blueprint for Success Series!


The Blueprint for Success series is now available for use in classrooms around the world! The series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation, and focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making.

If you’d like to adopt the series, or targeted sections, for use at your institution, either in a course or to include as part of your library’s resources, please let us know by commenting in the discussion!

Alternatively, if you’re planning on adapting the book to better fit your needs, please let us know in the discussion!


Apurva Ashok


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  1. Hello,

    I would like to use chapters 6-12 of the Career Decision Making book in my Career Development and Life Planning course. Those chapters align best with the content of the course and the career development needs of my students. I work at a non-traditional institution geared toward adult learners. Average age at our institution is 33 - so anything too geared toward traditional age career launchers doesn’t fit for everyone in my class. I have students from 18-60 in every course - and students at all stages of career development.

    I love this book! Well done. What are your thoughts on my using just that portion?

    Jan Coville

  2. Hi Jan,

    Thanks for your interest and kind words! I’m glad you may have identified content that fits your needs and I think curating openly licensed content to meet the specific needs of your course/curriculum is part of what Open Education is all about. By all means, I fully support your choice for Chapters 6-12 (with proper attribution of course) and please let me know if I can be of assistance and/or if you may be interested in reviewing future versions, collaborating on ancillary development, and/or being part of a consulting group for future features, development, and potential changes. We’re also trying to keep track of adoptions/adaptions as best as possible, so it would be helpful if you may provide the institution, course name and number, and if you may have or develop ancillaries that you would be willing to openly license and share.

    Thanks again!

    - Dave