|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Sept. 13, 2013|
University of California, Davis
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing
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Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:
A brief description of how printing is limited:
Computer classrooms, open access labs, and media facilities are supported by Information and Educational Technology Computer Lab Management. At these facilities, UC Davis users (faculty, staff, and students) will accrue charges of 11 cents per sheet for every sheet they print regardless if the printing is single-sided or double-sided. Sheets printed via Wireless Printing are counted on the same quota as normal printing within the IET computer rooms. If an individual prints 30 or fewer sheets per quarter, the charges will be waived as it is not efficient for the department to issue invoices for such small print quantities. Color prints cost $1.00 per page. As student fees do not support student computing nor do they support printing, printing is entirely funded by the fees. The printing fees also fund a portion of the open-access computer labs since they are primarily used for printing.
For students living in the residence halls, Student Housing provides 250 pages “free” printing each quarter through the Computer Centers in the residence hall areas. While “free”, in actuality this is paid for through regular Housing fees paid each quarter. The department set that level of printing as a responsible level that meets the needs of the vast majority of residents with consideration for sustainability and conservation of resources.
Further information can be found at: http://housing.ucdavis.edu/computers/printingservice.asp
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available: