Each student at Millersville University is given an allocation of printouts (at no cost to the student) for each Fall and Spring Semesters in designated lab printers on campus. This Spring (2015) students will be allotted 450 prints (or 225 double sided printed pages). Students that go over their allotment will be forced to pay for additional print jobs.
What are ways that Millersville's faculty can support this initiative?
Best - Don't Print at all.
Allow students to submit work in digital formats - D2L
Grade and leave feedback through digital means (D2L / Turnitin)
Post course lectures notes handouts and assignment details online (D2L)
Provide links to web based resources rather than printing handouts (D2L)
Require students to submit work in digital formats (D2L)
Save information by digital means (USB Drive, online file share, emails to yourself
Better - Print Smarter
Print more than one page per sheets
Use print preview and shrink to fit options
Print using draft settings on the printer
Only print from the selection you need, especially when printing from webpages (Windows / Mac)
Use Ricoh copy/printers rather than personal or backup printers
Good - Print Smart