Washington University Bulletin to go online only

The 2010-11 edition of the Washington University Bulletin will be available online only beginning this month, announced Edward S. Macias, PhD, provost, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences.

Publishing the bulletin online rather than in print allows the university to update it yearly, giving undergraduate students and faculty more timely information in a way that can be conveniently accessed online anytime, Macias says. Previously, the bulletin had been published every two years.

Electronic publication also is more environmentally and fiscally responsible, Macias says.

“An online-only bulletin reduces paper waste, which furthers the university’s emphasis on sustainable operations,” Macias says. “It also will allow the university to use resources previously spent on paper and postage to instead further its academic mission of teaching and research.”

The Washington University Bulletin provides information on policies, procedures, degree requirements, course descriptions, and information about majors and minors for undergraduate students in the university’s four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and School of Engineering & Applied Science.

The 2010-11 edition can be accessed at bulletin.wustl.edu beginning Friday, Aug. 13.

For more information about the online bulletin, e-mail Delores Kennedy at dkkenned@wustl.edu.