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At 09:34 AM 6/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Kathryn,
>
>Our math department rents calculators by the semester. Students pay a $12
>calculator leasing fee at the Cashier's Office. They bring the receipt showing
>payment to the math lab where the calculators and leasing documents are
>located.  Tutors and the office coordinator (me) handle the leasing paper work.
>The contract states that the student is responsible for replacement of the
>calculator if it is lost, stolen or damaged. It also states that students must
>return their calculators within 7 business days of the end of the
>semester. Students are responsible for batteries after they lease the
>calculator.
>
>If the calculators are not returned, the tutors or I call to remind
>students to return the calculators. If the calculators are still not
>returned we write a
>memo to the Cashier's Office requesting that the students account be
>charged for the calculator. Once the account is charged the student can
>not register for
>classes until the debt is paid.
>
>The process is relatively simple, but the paper work can be a bit
>overwhelming. We have not been particularly strict on enforcement of the
>contract so we have
>lost quite a few calculators.
>The math lab will also loan a calculator to a student for a class period.
>We trade school ID's for calculators. If the calculator isn't returned
>that day we
>call the student. So far that has not happened.
>Overall, the students and the instructors are very happy with the program.
>
>In the future I would like to use a material checkout software to track
>this information. I think the number lost would decrease considerably and
>we would have
>better statistics to support the program.
>
>If you have more questions, please feel free to email me.
>
>Carole Hanson
>Office Coordinator
>The Math Solution
>Glendale Community College
>Glendale, Arizona
>
>We use the rental fees to buy more calculators.
>
>Kathryn VanWagoner wrote:
>
> > Does anyone rent calculators to students for an entire semester?  I
> have heard of this idea, and I am interested in knowing some details of
> how it is done.
> >
> > How much is charged for a semester rental?
> > Is there some kind of collateral held?
> > What kind of paper work do you use? (Sample?)
> > What else should I know about it?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Kathryn Van Wagoner
> > Coordinator, Math Tutorial Services
> > Utah Valley State College
> > 800 West University Pkwy
> > Orem, UT  84058
> > 801-222-8411
I am out of my office until Monday, June 18.  I will review my emails when
I return.

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