Beginning July 1, 2009, use of the Student/Faculty Enrichment Fund requires approval prior to the event. Please click on the “Approval Form” to the right and click “Submit” once completed.
The Enrichment Fund encourages faculty to host voluntary, out-of-class social gatherings with students whom they are teaching.
Research on undergraduate student learning has repeatedly substantiated the fact that the most effective educational environment for college students is one in which there is meaningful interaction between faculty and students in settings outside the traditional classroom. Regular out-of-class interaction enhances the collegiate experience by allowing students to develop meaningful relationships with adults who play significant roles in their lives at the university.
With this in mind, President Michael F. Adams created a fund to be used in support of voluntary out-of-class gatherings hosted by faculty, preferably in their home.
The following guidelines are to be followed where financial support is to be provided:
Please contact Susan Cowart (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the Student/Faculty Enrichment Fund.
It is recognized that with the diversity of educational offerings provided by the University of Georgia there may be a need to modify the guidelines to meet special circumstances. Inquiries as to possible exceptions should be addressed to Amanda Patterson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 306 Memorial Hall prior to incurring expenses.
The request for reimbursement should be completed after the gathering to indicate attendance and amount requested for reimbursement. Original itemized receipts and list of participants must be attached to support the expenditures. Items included on a receipt other than those directly related to the event should be lined through to clearly indicate the expense for which reimbursement is requested.
The name and mailing address of the requesting faculty member are required for reimbursement.
The request for reimbursement, with accompanying documentation, must be filed with the Office of Student Affairs within three weeks of the event to insure proper reimbursement.