Faculty members are invited to apply for modest funding to support occasional opportunities for course-related fieldtrips or classroom visitors. Faculty members should send proposals to the Associate Deans' Office for consideration by the Instructional Support Committee following the guidelines below. Field trips or classroom visitors for regularly scheduled courses are supported by departmental budgets, according to departmental priorities. Funding is intended for taking students on course-related trips within driving distance of Grinnell (no overnight trips), with faculty members or other certified college drivers providing transportation in College vehicles. Requests should include the course identifier and title, date of the proposed visit, destination, a brief description of how the trip will enhance student learning, and a budget for any expenses beyond the cost of College vehicles, such as modest admission, ticket, or meal expenses (typically no more than $25 per student. Students should expect to pay any additional expenses beyond the $25 cap. Students on College meal plans are encouraged to use the box lunch option when feasible.) Funding, including the College vehicle cost, is available up to $1,500 per trip.
Car pool information as of 7/1/2012 (Contact Facilities Management for most current rates)
- Full size vans: 9 passengers + driver
Minibus: 14 passengers + driver
Both 0.40 / mile. Driver (when needed): $12.00 / hour
Application Deadlines: Preferred deadlines are the first Monday in September for fall trips and visitors and the first Monday in February for spring trips and visitors. However, applications are accepted on a continuing basis as opportunities arise.