Resolution 01-11: IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING

Number 01-11
Description Accurate clocks in buildings
Authored by Josh Warren
Sponsored by Brandon Krausse
Date Submitted Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - Too expensive. There are other, better ways to solve this problem.
Whereas Most professors rightly expect their students to be in class by the time the class is scheduled to begin; and
Whereas Some professors go so far as barring the access of students who are late to class or giving short, one question quizzes in the first few seconds of class to lower the grades of students who are tardy; and
Whereas The University consists of a large campus with many buildings, and many students have classes back to back in buildings across campus from each other with ten minutes before they are expected to be seated in their next class; and
Whereas While the clocks within each building often agree, the time given in two different buildings on campus often differ by ten or even more minutes; and
Whereas Portable, self-setting clocks that set themselves to the official time broadcast by the US government are available for less than $35; and
Whereas It would take a minimal amount of time if a portable clock was used to check the clocks in a given building and reset them if necessary on a weekly, monthly or even lesser basis, and it is only just that if the time given by a clock is going to impact the education and grade a student obtains then that clock displays the correct time.
Be It Further Resolved That The University assign the task of ensuring that all clocks in academic buildings are correctly set on a regular basis to the 'official time' broadcast by the US government to some department or departments, and ensure that steps are taken so that this goal is achieved.