Simulation Centers and Faculty/Staff Development

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Sim Lab Expenses
by Mary Terwilliger - Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:52 AM
I have a question - as a new person to the position of Simulation Lab Coordinator, I am working on a budget for our Sim Lab. I have a good idea as to how to calculate the cost of materials for a simulation, but how does everyone decide how much to "charge" for the mannequin? For example, we use iStan for numerous simulations and we pay a yearly warranty for him. I also realize that there should be some cost of depreciation as I'm sure we will need a new mannequin some day. How can I account for this in my budget?
Does anyone charge "Lab Fees" for students? If so, how much per year / semester?
Does anyone include this in tech fees? ? amount ?

Any thoughts, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for the information.

Mary Terwilliger