We’ve gotten a few questions from students and staff alike about checkout privileges for graduate students who are preparing for their midpoint reviews. Of course we absolutely want to support the educational goals for our students, but we’re running into problems here because these graduate students are not currently enrolled in classes. (And we all know that checkout privileges are generally only extended to students who are taking classes…) I am trying to contact a staff member in student services to see if there’s a way that we can grant these requests in an “official” way, but in the meantime Debra and I agree that it’s fine to grant checkout privileges to these students on a case by case basis. The plan right now is to, if a student identifies him- or herself as being a graduate student preparing for midpoint, check in Peoplesoft to ensure that the student is indeed a grad student and that they are enrolled for the fall (please check in with me if you’d like to review how to do this). Then you can check out the items to the student (usual rules apply - 7 books, 2 weeks). Add a pop-up message to the student’s account to indicate that he or she is a grad student for whom we are making an exception to the general rule.
Please ask me if you have questions! Thanks,