Trustees of Grinnell College
Trustees of Grinnell College
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TO EDUCATE STUDENTS IN THE LIBERAL ARTS THROUGH FREE INQUIRY AND THE OPEN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS AT THE PRIVATE 4-YEAR RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE INCLUDE THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES. GRINNELL OFFERS A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN 27 MAJOR FIELDS WITH 12 CONCENTRATIONS AND A 1:9 FACULTY TO STUDENT RATIO. GRINNELL COLLEGE HAS APPROXIMATELY 1600 STUDENTS GENERALLY FROM ALL STATES AND ABOUT 50 OTHER COUNTRIES.AT THE CENTER OF A GRINNELL EDUCATION IS THE COLLEGE'S INDIVIDUALLY ADVISED CURRICULUM. IT COMBINES INTENSE FACULTY MENTORING WITH AN UNCOMMON LEVEL OF STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR CHOOSING THEIR OWN UNIQUE SET OF COURSES. MENTORING BEGINS IN THE FIRST-YEAR TUTORIAL, THE ONLY REQUIRED COURSE AT GRINNELL COLLEGE. FACULTY MEMBERS FROM ALL ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS TEACH THE TUTORIAL AND THEIR TOPICS VARY WIDELY, BUT EVERY TUTORIAL EMPHASIZES WRITING, CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYSIS, DISCUSSION SKILLS, AND INFORMATION LITERACY.EACH TUTOR ALSO SERVES AS ADVISER TO THE TUTORIAL STUDENTS UNTIL THEY DECLARE A MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY, OFFERING GUIDANCE FROM AN INSTRUCTOR WITH PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR ACADEMIC INTERESTS, APTITUDES, AND NEEDS. THE TUTORIAL IS USUALLY LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS, MAKING IT SMALLER THAN THE AVERAGE CLASS, THOUGH SIMILAR IN INTENSITY TO THE REST OF THE CURRICULUM. IN FACT, GRINNELL CLASSES GENERALLY ARE SMALL, WITH AN AVERAGE ENROLLMENT OF 16 AND FEWER THAN 9 PERCENT OF CLASSES ABOVE 30 STUDENTS.MANY ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OFFER A MENTORED ADVANCED PROJECT (MAP), EITHER AS INDEPENDENT STUDY OR IN THE CONTEXT OF A SEMINAR. THE MAP, CLOSELY GUIDED BY A FACULTY DIRECTOR, GIVES UPPER-LEVEL STUDENTS OPPORTUNITY TO CULMINATE A SEQUENCE OF ACADEMIC WORK BY COMPLETING AN ADVANCED PROJECT IN RESEARCH OR CREATIVE ARTS.AT ALL LEVELS OF THE CURRICULUM, GRINNELL COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE AN EDUCATION ROOTED IN ACTIVE EXPERIENCE. FOR EXAMPLE, STUDENTS IN SCIENCE CLASSES ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY-BASED LEARNING, EVEN AT THE INTRODUCTORY LEVEL. EACH AREA OF THE FINE ARTS OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVE PRACTICE ALONGSIDE THE STUDY OF HISTORY, THEORY, AND FORMAL ANALYSIS.OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM, THE CENTER FOR CAREERS, LIFE, AND SERVICE HAS COORDINATED MORE THAN 500 COLLEGE-FUNDED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS. ABOUT A THIRD OF STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS THROUGH MEMBERSHIP ON VARSITY TEAMS.STUDENT-REGULATED RESIDENCE LIFE, ANOTHER IMPORTANT FEATURE OF A GRINNELL EDUCATION, TEACHES STUDENTS THE PRAGMATIC SOCIAL SKILLS OF SELF-GOVERNANCE AS THEY LIVE TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY.THE COLLEGE OFFERS A CALENDAR PACKED WITH CULTURAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING CONCERTS, LECTURES, THEATRE, FILMS, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT. GRINNELL HAS NEVER HAD FRATERNITIES OR SORORITIES; SOCIAL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE.GRINNELL'S EMPHASIS ON ACTIVE LEARNING EXTENDS TO PARTICIPATION IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAKING UP MORE NEARLY 20 PERCENT OF THE STUDENT BODY AND DOMESTIC STUDENTS REPRESENTING EVERY STATE, GRINNELL OFFERS A GEOGRAPHICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT FOR LIVING AND LEARNING. A FLOURISHING INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT COORDINATES AND HIGHLIGHTS THE MANY COURSES AND PROGRAMS AT GRINNELL COLLEGE WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. EVEN WITHOUT A LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT, NEARLY ALL STUDENTS ELECT TO STUDY A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. MORE THAN HALF OF GRINNELL STUDENTS (A NUMBER MATCHED BY VERY FEW OTHER COLLEGES) SPEND A SEMESTER IN OFF-CAMPUS STUDY. NEARLY ALL OF THESE STUDENTS DECIDE TO LIVE AND STUDY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.INTENSIVE TEACHING, ACTIVE LEARNING, RESIDENCE IN A COMMUNITY OF CULTURAL AND GLOBAL DIVERSITY, AND SELF-GOVERNANCE IN BOTH SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC LIFE-THESE ELEMENTS COME TOGETHER AT GRINNELL COLLEGE TO FORM A DISTINCTIVE EXPERIENCE OF LIBERAL EDUCATION.
Interesting data from their 2017 990 filing
The non-profit's aim, as indicated in the filing, is “When grinnell college framed its charter in the iowa territory of the united states in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life."”.
When referring to its functions, they were specified as: “To educate students in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas.”.
- The non-profit has reported their operating state as IA, as required by law.
- As stated in the filing, the non-profit's address in 2017 was 733 BROAD STREET, GRINNELL, IA, 50112.
- The non-profit's form reports a total of 2683 employees as of 2017.
- Is not a private foundation.
- Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
- Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
- Revenue less expenses is -$14,596,938.
- The organization has 24 independent voting members.
- The organization was formed in 1846.
- The organization pays $68,813,218 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
- The organization pays $5,838,075 in fundraising expenses.
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