Support for the California State Student Association (CSSA) Resolution Calling for the Standardization of
Student Response Systems

AS-3007-11/AA/FGA (Rev)

ATTACHMENT TO AS-3007-11/AA/FGA (Rev)

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) support the efforts of students to contain the cost of classroom supplies by containing the proliferation of student response systems (2010-2011 CSSA Resolution in Support of the Standardization of Student Response Systems); and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU further support standardization of student response systems (“clickers”) at each campus to save students from having to purchase multiple devices; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support the CSSA recommendations urging relevant campus administrators, faculty, bookstores, information technology support, auxiliaries, and students to research and establish processes for the standardization of student response systems; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU suggest that when selecting such systems, campuses consider whether the system will work with smart phones or other electronic devices already owned by students; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU call upon the Office of the Chancellor to investigate possible savings that may be achievable to students through negotiating a system-wide contract for personal response systems; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU distribute this resolution to CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor, Campus Presidents and Provosts/Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs, Campus Bookstores and Relevant Auxiliaries, Campus Senate Chairs, and the California State Student Association.

RATIONALE: The 2010-2011 CSSA Resolution in Support of the Standardization of Student Response Systems (see attached) speaks to the need for campus standardization of student response systems (“clickers”). Current practices frequently require students to purchase multiple devices that many times are used for one class and then not used again. The costs associated with the single use of these instructional technology devices is increasing and creating a burden for students required to purchase these supplemental
educational materials. Standardization of such devices on individual campuses would serve to reduce student costs while improving Information Technology support services to students.

Approved – March 17-18, 2011



 
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