Table Talk Program
Table Talk Program
The purpose of Table Talk is to encourage interaction between undergraduate students and faculty in a relaxed setting. It is not intended for bringing treats into the classroom, or meeting during class time. The Dinner option is returning beginning Fall 2022 semester. The Coffee Break option is continuing. These funds are not available during the Summer Term.
Table Talk Dinner
The fund is designed to assist Instructors of Record (not TAs) with the costs of entertaining students in their homes or other appropriate venues where there will not be interruptions from other students or groups. You may request one reimbursement per class, per semester. No alcohol will be reimbursed.
Reimbursement is based upon the total number of students enrolled in your course.
|Total number of Students enrolled||Eligible amount|
To be reimbursed for your expenses, please complete the Table Talk Dinner form. Once your event has been held, you must request reimbursement by submitting an expense report through Concur/TravelND with attached receipts. Make sure to change the “approval flow” to Megan Fitz. If you incur expenses in excess of the amount in the table above, you may seek reimbursement from your Research and Personal Development account (R&PD). Please email Megan Fitz on how to accomplish this. Any request more than 60 days old may be subject to personal taxes. Reimbursement will be made as a direct deposit into your personal account by Accounts payable after approval.
Table Talk Coffee Break
This fund is designed to assist all Instructors of Record (not including TAs) with the cost of taking their students to an on-campus site for coffee, other drinks or a small snack. There is a $5 maximum reimbursement per student plus instructor. You may meet in smaller groups, therefore have several receipts for one class. Please ask for reimbursement only once per student.
After completing the Table Talk Coffee Break form, submit your detailed receipts for reimbursement through your TravelND account. Just make sure you change the "approval flow" in TravelND to Megan Fitz. She will approve the funds as allowed per Table Talk Coffee Break policy and submit it to accounting for extraction into your bank account. It is preferred that you collect all the receipts and complete only one form and expense report per class. But it is acceptable to complete a form and expense report each time, if you are taking small groups. We do not want to place a financial burden on our instructors. Any request more than 60 days old may be subject to personal taxes.
If you have questions, difficulty filling out this form, or filing your reimbursement through Concur/TravelND, please email Megan Fitz or call 574-631-1792.