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Re: Slightly off Topic


Michele Doney <[log in to unmask]>


Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask]>


Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:44:18 -0500





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Thanks for your post, Betty. That reminds me of something I've been meaning to ask the list.

My tutors are always asking for scrap paper. My personal feeling is that students should be bringing their own paper, because the problems they work during tutoring will be useful to them later on, and they should be right in their notebooks along with their classnotes. However, that doesn't always happen, and often the tutors are scrambling for paper to write on. I don't want to buy paper for this purpose, not only because our budget is tight, but also because I feel like it sends the wrong message to students.

I've been thinking about sending out a mass email to all of the campus departments asking them to save paper for us that has only been used on one side. That way, we can use it as scrap, and when it finally gets recycled, it will have been used twice rather than just once.

Has anybody tried something like this? Does it work? Is it worth the hassle of rounding up the paper?

Michele Costabile Doney
Coordinator, Math and Science Tutoring
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
646-557-4595 [log in to unmask]

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Betty Linneman
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:30 AM
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Subject: Slightly off Topic

I apologize if my request is a bit off topic, but I do think it's related to developmental education - at least tangentially.

I am on a "Go Green" committee which wants to increase how environmentally conscious we are and go about our business. We currently recycle paper to some degree. We had a club collecting aluminum cans, but that has recently ended.

Any ideas of environmentally friendly things your campus is already doing or any resources you can point me to would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Betty Linneman
Jefferson College
Director - Learning Center/Assessment Services

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