At UW-Whitewater, Instructional, Communication and Information Technology (ICIT) provides the infrastructure and management of network printing resources for faculty, staff and students. Printing resources are available to students in general access and college computing labs, and to staff in offices with shared printer environments.
The policies for unacceptable use and associated access restrictions that apply to the UW-Whitewater network infrastructure also apply to network-based printing.
UW-Whitewater students can access printing services for quality black and white, 8.5"x 11", duplex output, from network printers that are centrally located within each General Access lab. A monitoring system manages the printouts; students must go to the printer release station to login with a personal Net-ID and select and print their documents. General Access Printing is limited to students for academic purposes only. Printing student organization materials, department materials, or chapters of books is prohibited. While printing is not directly charged, it is monitored and tracked by individual.
The printing costs for the General Access Labs are funded entirely by UW-Whitewater student technology fees. Due to the funding source, these labs are not appropriate for the printing by faculty and staff, including printing by emeriti faculty. Occasional use by faculty and staff, including emeriti is not prohibited; however, printing charges will be assessed to the departments or individuals (in the case of emeriti faculty), as appropriate.
Departmental computing labs offer printing services to students based on the need of specific courses. Printing options and availability will vary according to the requirements of the academic department.
Printing technologies change rapidly, and so the solutions available to offices and labs. If your organization or department has special printing requirements, contact ICIT to help find a solution to best meet your needs.
Network-based printing is recommended for most office and lab printing needs at UW-Whitewater. Network printers, which having a higher initial cost than personal printers, show the following advantages:
Service level agreements (SLA's) allow Information, Communication and Information Technology to offer colleges, departments and university organizations IT services on an enterprise level.