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    re-use text books each year stop trying to get new editions!!

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    Create more online classes! I am a transfer student from community college of Philadelphia and was able

    to complete most of my classes online. I was very dissapointed when i got to Temple and realized that

    wasn`t much of an option. It will help cut costs across the board.

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    Curtail ordering unnecessary supply items from Alpha/Staples.

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    Temple needs more online classes which will save cost on energy.

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    My suggestion is: Put Student teacher supervisory evaluations that must be filled out four times for each

    student teacher on line also the state forms that must be filled out twice for each semesteron line-would

    save paper, mailing them from Temple to us and back to Temple student teacher office twice per year.

    Did mention this last year to no avail-all our other forms are on line.

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    Do away with all the curricular activities and all the sponsored talks/meetings. I find that not only are the

    topics not all that applicable/interesting, but the food provided is a huge waste of resources. And also all

    the student activities can be drastically cut. Why am I paying for some random student to play indoor

    tennis when I only want to learn my subjects? The fees we pay for these activities are grossly

    disproportionate to what the average student receives in return.

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    Offer more online courses. The community colleges in the surrounding area have a far more developed

    system for online courses with a much wider array of choices. This will eliminate need for classrooms,

    paper, and will help our environment in addition to cutting costs.

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    some of the finance classes teach the same things

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    As a new adjunct faculty member, I would like to suggest you encourage professors to use blackboard for

    EVERYTHING. You can almost elminate copying documents if you scan originals and upload them, or

    post documents and links on blackboard. It`s new to me - but I found I no longer have to copy materials

    for class and that`s a huge savings in photo copying.

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    Cut costs....for books and supplies. Reuse books from year to year.

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    We could create "technology teams" which specialize in specific areas, or teams that are made of or

    several specialities, e.g. one that specializes in business applications, another in science applications,

    another in arts and media application, etc. We could then deal with the appropriate team in planning

    projects which then could be scheduled with technicians who are ahead of the curve in the area and

    faculty could be "in a cue" knowing when that team would be available and dedicated to a specific project.

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    A lot of money is spent every day providing faculty and staff with whiteboard markers. Each day they

    are left open and must be thrown out, or are found missing in the classrooms from users taking them with

    them. Each department should issue one multi-box per faculty member per semester and if they lose

    them, they must replace them. One box of 4 per faculty member is still cheaper than large numbers of

    markers replaced in each classroom per building per day, and they really are not cheap and it really adds

    up over time.

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    Expand class size. Although Temple uses the small teacher to student ratio as one of the pros in attending

    TUJ, I have found that I would appreciate having more student in all my classes. This will also help

    students meet more people and also get exposed to more educational opinions during class discussions.

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    If this school wants to improve efficiency, allocate money towards getting the best teachers possible.

    The job of the school is to educate and the better the teachers, the better the school. A ridiculous amount

    of money is allocated to services and facilities that this school does not need. While a nice building may

    look better for brochures, it bears no weight on the actual performance of the school and that is why this

    school is not among the best in the nation, no matter what a brochure says.

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    stop using paper sylabi

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    stop selling books in the book store and resort to ebooks online.

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    Advising         

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    Keep an easy-to-access checklist for each program`s requirements on the TU website, and this eliminates

    the need for paper copies of the requirements. It also frees up time for advisors to go and teach, do

    research, or attend conferences, instead of having to meet with students over simple lists of

    requirements...

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    I think all semester classes should be listed online to look at with descriptions from each school kind of

    like an on-line course booklet.

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    Books             

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    eBooks. Someone has to step forward and be the first to usher higher education into the digital age of

    eBooks for textbooks.It`s amazingly sad that students will easily spend $500 per semester in 20 pounds

    of books which they will then attempt to sell back 16 weeks later, for less than $100. As we enter the

    Second Great Depression, or Greater Depression if you will, that kind of burden on the students is

    daunting.Also, the burden of staffing Temple`s bookstore would also be greatly relieved as eBooks can be

    digitally distributed, and there would be no need to over-staff the bookstore with extra workers, extra

    hours, extra security, etc.eBooks would also cost less to the students, allowing them to buy more Temple

    shirts, bags, keychains, etc.And backpacks would no longer weigh 40 pounds.

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    STOP CHANGING TEXTBOOKS EVERY SEMESTER!!!!!!

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    Stop charging student $200 for each book and develop more online learning tools

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    Only second hand books. Teachers do not need to assign new textbook editions every term. Save

    students money and save some more trees. Have teachers supplement with articles or short readings.

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    Online             

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    stop printing and handing out 16 page syllabi.really... at the first semester we know the rules...we`re not

    stupid... we are in university...

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    a graduation checklist on owlnet

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    Make tuition remission form submission and processing electronic less paperwork and hassle for both

    students and university personnel. In this day and age, copying letters and forms in triplicate and then

    running them from one building to another to another is ridiculous and wasteful. I`m certain there are a

    host of other paperwork processes that could also be made electronic and would save a great deal on

    paper costs alone.

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    have more professors to do assignments online on computer than on paper.. so that way.. we will save

    more paper

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    My Community college had more online courses than a huge university like Temple. Temple needs more

    online course offerings, which will cut overhead immeasurably.

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    Have students do course evaluations online instead of on paper.

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    all essays and papers should be handed in via email to save paper

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    mandate professors to use blackboard and online texts to eliminate the need for excess paper use.also

    make all assignments due via digital dropbox or email so the paper use will decrease for students using

    the tech center and so forth.

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    Reduce paper by having student handouts uploaded to Blackboard instead of printing

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    Write out detailed instructions for faculty re: how to use Course Reserves via the Library,and

    (alternatively) and how to put readings on Blackboard. Email those instructions to the departments and

    ask them to distribute the document to faculty. This would cut down on copying costs. I think that many

    faculty members make copies because they are not good at technology and aren`t even good at looking

    up how to do things online. A clear, detailed description from their department might be the thing they

    need.

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    Start giving assignments and submitting them via email so that we aren`t wasting paper.

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    Scheduling     

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    Registration would be easier if classes could be filtered by professor and time slot.

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    Have an online PDF schedule of courses that has course descriptions.

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    DARS system should be upgraded to show the direct classes needed to graduate from Temple and

    classes should be maintain in manner so all the students should be able to take particular course in any

    given semester.

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    Do not have classes which are scheduled three days a week. Instead, cut down to two days a week and a

    longer period. This will not only save on gas/time/electricity for the student, but will help teachers as well.

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