Excellence in Education for Students in the Liberal Arts
- varied forms of learning, in and out of the classroom and beyond the campus
- creative and critical thinking stimulated by the free, open exchange of ideas
- education that reflects on its own process
- excellent teaching as the highest priority of the faculty
- active scholarship in traditional and interdisciplinary fields
- need-blind admission of students with strong academic potential
A Diverse Community
Unemployment Compensation Insurance The state of Iowa's unemployment compensation law requires that all employees are provided with unemployment compensation insurance coverage.
For additional questions about these benefits, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 269-4818. Questions via email may be directed to any of the following staff members:
Stacy Koehler, Associate Director of Human Resources (koehlers[at]grinnell[dot]edu)
Transportation Options For Students
Looking for transportation to and from Grinnell?
2013-14 Break Shuttles
When making your shuttle reservation, RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED (airline name, flight number, arrival time). Your shuttle transportation cannot be guaranteed until Facilities Management Grinnell College receives your return flight information. If you have any questions regarding the Shuttle Service, please contact Terri Stark in Facilities Management (X3300).
- Investment accounts provided through TIAA-CREF.
- Grinnell College contributes 10% of employee's annual salary/wage.
- Eligibility to participate is in the month following one year of employment or the first plan entry date if previously fully vested in an employer sponsored retirement plan. Employee must work at least 1000 hours per year to receive this benefit.
- Student jobs on campus are funded by Grinnell College and the Federal Government. Grinnell offers jobs first to students with demonstrated financial need, however, many jobs are available on campus for students without demonstrated financial need. Students who work eight or nine hours a week can expect to earn about $2,200 during the academic year.
At Grinnell, a liberal arts education integrates different forms of knowledge, approaches, and ways of thinking. Interdisciplinary (and otherwise integrative) study begins with the first year tutorial and can culminate with a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), which often crosses disciplines.
In a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), you’ll work closely with a faculty member on a research or creative project that integrates the knowledge and skills you’ve gained at Grinnell. Many MAPs result in papers, presentations, performances, and exhibits that share the results of the project regionally, nationally — even internationally. Nearly 40 percent of Grinnell students complete a MAP.