Computers in Faculty Offices

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Whereas, Email is critical for faculty-student and faculty-administration communications in an increasingly technological environment;

Whereas, Internet access is an important tool for faculty to remain current in their discipline and profession; and

Whereas, Ready access to computers equipped with appropriate software for word processing, analyzing data, maintaining records, updating files, and preparing classroom presentations maximizes effective use of instructor time;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge local colleges and districts to provide email accounts for faculty and up- to-date computers in faculty offices for every full-time faculty memberand convenient access to computers for all part-time faculty; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge that these computers in faculty offices be equipped with sufficient memory, current software, and high-speed Internet connections and adequate support to enable faculty to be effective in carrying out their professional responsibilities while stimulating student achievement and learning.

Status Report: 

The "Planning and Budget" paper adopted in Fall 2001 sees this issue as an issue to be dealt with at the local level.