|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||July 25, 2012|
University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing
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Associate Vice President of Business Services/Community Engagment
Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:
A brief description of how printing is limited:
We installed printer release stations for highest volume campus printers to decrease wasteful printing. We also just introduced a new “Print Green” program at the library and in labs that limits the amount of printing students can do free of charge. Course packs are printed only on demand instead of for each student in classes. The goal is to eliminate wasteful printing and limit printing to necessary amounts for our educational mission.
Technology Services also is working with others across campus on multiple initiatives to convert business and some classroom processes to paperless endeavors. Several software programs have been implemented in the past two years which allow staff, faculty and students to use documents in entirely digital formats. For example:
• Moodle, the course management system, which allows faculty to share documents online for students to view without needing to print them
• Mahara, our new e-Portfolio system, which allows students and faculty to share documents online without printing
• SoundNet, our new campus Intranet system, which supports collaboration and efficient sharing of documents
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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