Authorization to use Textbooks Written by a Member of the Faculty at UT Austin

Textbook Authorization Forms are used by University of Texas at Austin Faculty to request the approval of the use of a textbook, notebook or manual, etc., which the Faculty member contributed to or wrote for sale to and use by students.

Textbook Authorization forms should meet the following requirements:

  • Name(s) of the author(s). In the case of multiple authors, the UT Austin faculty member’s name should be underlined or bolded.
  • Approval of the dean and the department chair, if applicable.
  • Cost to student should not result in the Faculty profit of more than 25% per volume.


Submit completed Textbook Authorization forms via email to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for FINAL APPROVAL. Phone: 512-471-4363

Authorization Forms