In February, IRT published a student printing survey to gather feedback on the print management program. In response to students’ feedback, IRT plans to make two changes starting fall semester.
The first change is the one most requested – duplex printing. In public areas where there are at least two printers, IRT will designate one printer to default to duplex printing. Directions for manually selecting duplex printing will be posted in areas where there is only one printer to serve both single and duplex printing. In addition, IRT will provide a three-cent discount for the reverse-side page of duplex print jobs.
The second change is based on student feedback indicating that the amount of printing needed varies by semester and by class. Beginning this fall IRT will allow unused print balances to carry over from semester to semester up to a maximum balance of $120 (the equivalent of 1,200 black-and-white pages).
IRT believes that these two program changes will continue the original intent of discouraging paper waste on campus, while still providing students with enough resources to meet their academic needs.
Out of 497 general comments students submitted, more than 100 mentioned duplex printing. Other comments included:
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. IRT staff appreciate the time you set aside to provide feedback. Congratulations to the four winners of the $25 iTunes gift card: Ryan Bohl, Jalane Schramm, Beth Barrett and Susie Fergus.