Faculty members are invited to apply for modest funding to support occasional opportunities for 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 visitors from nearby, within 100 miles, who can make a day trip to Grinnell. Applications may request a $75 honorarium plus mileage at the current College reimbursement rate plus up to $25 total for the visitor's and faculty member's meal expenses. In addition to the budget, applications should include the course identifier, title, visitor's name, date of the proposed visit, and a brief statement of how the visitor's presentation will enhance student learning. ISC expects that meals involving visitors and students will normally take place in College dining facilities, so that students on meal plans will be able to participate without additional cost and so that the visitors become more integrated into campus life; proposals for meals with students elsewhere should include a rationale.
For purposes of the honorarium, faculty members will need to obtain guests' signatures on the appropriate tax forms, available at http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/accounting/accountspayable/. Send these forms and any mileage estimates or meal receipts to Terri Phipps in the Associate Deans' Office.
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.