Resolution for a Cost Benefit Analysis of Printing the Rostrum

Spring
2011
Resolution Number: 
01.02
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Academic Senate
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Rostrum is a publication of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and features important research and articles for the faculty at member institutions of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges;

Whereas, The current budget situation has resulted in funding cuts to individual colleges as well as to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges itself; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate has engaged in several efforts to “go green,” including placing supplementary material online (e.g., “How Green Is the Senate?” Rostrum, December 2010);

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research, review, and publish the costs of printing and mailing the Rostrum to the member colleges no later than the Fall 2011 Plenary Session; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research alternate methods to disseminate the Rostrum that are budget and environment conscious and report these findings no later than the Fall 2011 Plenary Session.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Status Report: 

The Senate executive director researched alternative methods to circulate the Rostrum. The quantity of Rostrum's printed and mailed was reduced and now a majority of delegates review the Rostrum via the website. However, colleges still receive a small quantity of Rostrums and are encouraged to recycle them by circulating copies to all staff, faculty (part- and full-time), administrations, board of trustees and others who would not normally access the Rostrum via the web.