Resolution 00-11: LEFT-HANDED DESKS

Number 00-11
Description desk accommodations for left handed students
Authored by Son Mai
Sponsored by Rohan Theophilus
Date Submitted Tuesday, March 28, 2000
Date Considered Thursday, April 13, 2000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Killed By Committee
Remarks FAILED - Such desks are already available.
Whereas Standard right-handed desks do not ergonomically accommodate left-handed students; and
Whereas Left-handed people write either by "pushing" the writing instrument and "plowing" into the paper, or by "hooking" the wrist to emulate a right-handed person; and
Whereas Using either method on a right-handed desk causes cramped arms and aching backs; and
Whereas There are very few left-handed desks available on campus.
Be It Further Resolved That Desks which can ergonomically accommodate left-handed students be made available in each classroom on campus.