The Gephardt Institute, with support from the Provost’s Office, offers transportation funding to assist faculty who are taking students off campus for Community-Engaged Courses by reimbursing the department for the expense. A Community-Engaged Course includes the following elements:
- Faculty oversight
- Targeted learning activities in a community context
- Course content and assignments connected to activities in the community
Please note that while the Gephardt Institute supports and appreciates the value that field trips can provide to a course, these funds are limited to Community-Engaged Courses. To see if your course can be considered a Community-Engaged Course, please review Community-Engaged Teaching Overview and the Community-Engaged Teaching Checklist.
If approved for funding, the Gephardt Institute will work with you to evaluate your transportation options and reimburse you (or your department) for the cost of the rental. Please note that the Gephardt Institute does not handle transportation reservations. Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to the date needed to ensure availability with vendors when making the reservation. The Gephardt Institute is not responsible for reservation requests that cannot be accommodated or have not received prior approval.
If you have a course partner coming to the Danforth Campus, please refer to this map of visitor parking locations. Visitors must park in designated visitor parking spaces.
There are five steps to the transportation fund process:
Types of Transportation
Accommodates up to 50 passengers with a professional driver.
Accommodates up to 5 passengers.
Accommodates 13-26 passengers with a professional driver.
Accommodates up to 5 passengers. Drivers must have a CarShare account.
Accommodates up to 7 passengers.
Accommodates 45-55 passengers with a professional driver.
Please note, the photos above are solely examples for your reference.