Professional Meetings Relating to Teaching
Support for professional meetings related to teaching fall into two categories. Those meetings that are providing primarily a forum for the scholarship of teaching and learning are supported by the Committee for the Support of Faculty Scholarship (CSFS); most conferences are of this character. Those meetings that specifically target the development of new faculty teaching skills (e.g. GIS, active learning pedagogies, or classroom clicker technology) are supported by the Instructional Support Committee (ISC); many workshops are of this character. Successful proposals to ISC for the latter must include specifics as to the courses that will benefit from this workshop. Brief statements of support from department chairs relating the proposal to departmental goals may be helpful, but are not required.
- September 15
- November 15
- February 15
- April 3
Budget Guidelines: Applications must include a budget. Professional meetings relating to teaching ordinarily follow guidelines for second conferences: http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/dean/forms/facultytravelguide/. Once the maximum budget is established faculty members may be reimbursed for expenses up to that total, regardless of expense line. For instance funds saved in travel may be applied to lodging.
- Registration: maximum $100
- Transportation: within 350 miles - maximum $250; greater than 350 miles - maximum $400
- Meals & lodging for those giving presentations or chairing sessions: $150 per diem (meals/gratuities alone are reimbursable at no more than $55 per day)
- Meals & lodging for those attending: $50 per diem