LRC & Computer Labs Printing Policy
Computer Freezes & Shutdowns
Computers in the following classrooms have been programmed to prevent the downloading of unauthorized software (LRC, MERC 242, CLB111, CLB114, and GIS Lab). This impacts the saving of items such as documents and presentations:
LRC/Lab Printing Policy
Policy - Students will be restricted from printing documents over 25 pages long and limited to printing a total of no more than 40 pages per day. Rather than implement an expensive and cumbersome system to track printing by student, TAMUG will initially issue this as a policy and students will be required to follow this policy. If this policy is not effective in controlling costs and reducing waste then a system for tracking and charging for excessive printer usage by student will be implemented.
Background - TAMUG has historically provided printers in the LRC and computer labs at no additional charge. TAMUG intends to continue to offer printers. In order to do so, a limit is being placed on the number of pages that a student may print. The number of printed pages had increased dramatically with an increasing percentage of this from often unnecessary printing of web pages and full-text database articles. Much of the paper used is being immediately placed in the recycling bin. The total cost of printing includes paper, toner and replacing printers.
Benefits - There are three primary benefits being achieved through the new Printing Policy: