Employment & Benefits
This section provides an overview of many benefits available to faculty and staff. In the event of conflict between the overview provided in this handbook and the plan document or insurance plan, the plan document or insurance plan will govern. Complete descriptions are not possible in the handbook; employees should contact Human Resources for specific plan details. The Labor Agreement governs in the case of Union employees in all aspects of this section. Regular employees who have a schedule involving a (.46) FTE or above are eligible to participate in the College’s benefit programs.
Carleton College will comply with all applicable laws such as ACA, FMLA, federal, state, and any applicable regulations.
Faculty Entertaining Students Program
Academic departmental budgets receive a special annual allocation to subsidize and encourage faculty-student interaction outside the classroom (such as in homes or other appropriate gathering places). These funds are intended to encourage faculty members and departments to think creatively about ways to engage with students outside the classroom in meaningful ways.
Departmental budgets are allocated $80 per term per faculty member in expense code 5997; the department may choose to commingle these funds/events in whatever way creates the most meaningful event(s) for their student/faculty interactions. If a department exceeds the funds available in account 5997, the overages will be charged against other departmental funds at the end of the fiscal year.
Please note that these funds are not fungible; they cannot be used for other purposes in the department, and will not be included in the carryover at the end of the fiscal year.