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```Has anyone factored the cost of SI training into these cost comparisons?
(I mean total cost: travel to and from, hotel, training cost....)

Steve

"(Linda Blatt)" wrote:

> Hello Colleagues,
>         At Central College in Pella, Iowa, we find the SI
> program to be much more cost effective than our general
> tutorial program.
>         We computed the cost for each program two ways.
> The first way was to total the amounts we paid SI leaders/
> general tutors and then divided this by the number of students
> each program served.  In this way we could compute
> the cost/student for each program.  For SI, the
> cost was \$15.97; for the general tutorial program,
> the cost came to \$18.77/student.
>         The second way we figured cost was to divide
> the total amount we paid SI leaders/general tutors
> and then divided this sum by the number of contact
> hours each program generated.  For the SI program,
> the cost/contact hour was \$3.15; for the general
> tutoring program, the cost was \$3.32.
>         These figures apply to our data for Fall, 1999
> only.  We will continue to keep track of these.
>         We figure that general tutoring is more expensive
> because we operate a walk-in center and sometimes tutors
> do not have a student to work with.
>         Any more questions?  Contact me and I'll get
> back to you!  Take care.
>
> Linda Blatt, Director
> Center for Academic Excellence
> Central College
> Pella, IA 50219
> [log in to unmask]
> (515) 628-5209

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