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MOTION TO APPROVE SEC RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE I-CLICKERS

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on November 16, 2011
40 in support; 23 opposed


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SEC Recommendation to Purchase I-Clickers


The Senate Executive Committee (SEC) recommends that the Senate Office purchase one hundred I-clickers for Senate and Congress members to use for voting at Senate, Congress and Committee meetings. The Senate Office will also make the I-clickers available to faculty members to use when the Senate is not in session.


COST SUMMARY
The cost of an I-clicker 2 is $46.06. The total cost for one hundred I-Clicker 2s is approximately $4,600, excluding tax and assuming that a free base station will be included with this bulk purchase. The Senate Office will pay for the purchase from its general operating budget.

PROS/CONS

PROS

CONS

Will enable Senate to quickly & easily determine if it has quorum

Time taken to sign the clickers in and out during Senate meetings

Ensures that only Senators are voting

High cost

Ensures accuracy of voting and vote counting

Unnecessary

Saves time in voting and vote counting

 

I-Clickers will be available to faculty for classroom use