FUNDING TO SHARE MEALS WITH STUDENTS
Faculty Entertainment Allowance Students very much appreciate the opportunity to interact with their teachers and coaches outside the classroom, and funding is available to support this activity. All Amherst tenure-line faculty members, lecturers, and visiting faculty members, and all coaches, are eligible to receive up to $200 per year for costs related to meals and informal meetings with students. Those teaching First-Year Seminars are eligible to receive an additional $100 in funding for entertainment costs for their seminar students. Please submit invoices or receipts for expenses incurred entertaining students directly into Workday for payment or reimbursement as soon as possible after the event. These must be submitted prior to June 30th and within the fiscal year in which expenses are incurred.
Program to Support Hosting Students for Meals at Faculty Homes Research suggests that even one visit to a faculty member’s home can have a significant impact on college students. To encourage and support this important experience. Funding of up to $100 per year is available to all Amherst tenure-line faculty members, lecturers, visiting faculty members, and coaches who host a class or a group of students for a meal at their home. The meal need not be home-cooked (take-out is fine). Not all colleagues are in a position to participate in this program, but those who are willing and able are urged to do so. The home-meal program supplements the $200 annual faculty entertainment allowance described above. Please submit invoices or receipts for expenses incurred entertaining students directly into Workday for payment or reimbursement as soon as possible after the event. These must be submitted prior to June 30th and within the fiscal year in which expenses are incurred.
Free Meals When Dining with Students in Amherst Dining Halls All Amherst tenure-line and visiting faculty members, lecturers and all coaches, are eligible for six free meals each semester (a total of thirteen for faculty members who are teaching First-Year Seminars) at Valentine simply by presenting their Amherst College I.D. card to the meal checker. The free meals are pre-loaded on the individuals’ I.D., and one meal is deducted from the allotment each time the card is used. The meals are in addition to the $200 entertainment allowance.