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313.75 Study Abroad Pay/Summer Pay for Study Abroad Teaching

SECTION 300 – ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 

POLICY 313.75                      STUDY ABROAD PAY/

                                                Summer Pay for Study Abroad Teaching

The Regents’ initiative on internationalization will result in an increase in the number of Georgia Perimeter College students participating in study abroad programs as well as an increase in Georgia Perimeter College faculty teaching in these summer programs. The College encourages faculty members to teach in summer study abroad programs. 

There are various types of study abroad programs sponsored by Georgia Perimeter College including:  1) University System of Georgia study abroad programs—European Council, Asian Council, Americas Council, and African Council, 2) Georgia Perimeter College Travel Across the Disciplines study abroad programs, and 3) Georgia Perimeter College Service Learning study abroad programs. Other study abroad program models may be sponsored or developed in the future. 

There are two types of compensation that are associated with study abroad programs—allowances for travel expenses and compensation for teaching.  Travel expenses include transportation, lodging, meals, and per diems. Each of the different study abroad programs has different rules for how much a faculty member will be allotted for travel expenses. Faculty member travel expenses are typically funded based on a minimum number of paying students—usually ten. If the minimum number of participants is not met, the program will be cancelled. The faculty member needs to check with the program director for the specific costs and allocations associated with his or her program.

POLICY

 Summer pay will be provided to faculty members teaching and/or directing Georgia Perimeter College and University System study abroad programs under the following conditions:

 1.         The program is officially sponsored and approved by Georgia Perimeter College and the University System of Georgia.

 2.         Georgia Perimeter College students are enrolled for academic credit in the   program in which the professor intends to teach or direct.

COMPENSATION

Study Abroad Compensation for GPC Faculty

 

Faculty participation in study abroad is dependent on approval of the proposed program. 

 

1.         Program Developer: develops a new GPC study abroad program.

First-time programs are eligible for program developer site-visit funding of up to $2000.00 after the preliminary proposal has been approved.

 

Program Developer/or Coordinator:

Responsibilities include writing the proposal to the CIE within the specified time-frame (this includes researching all logistics, preparing a budget, recruiting faculty/leader/teacher), meeting regularly with the CIE staff, facilitating the student evaluation of the program, and participating in the program at least during the first year.

 

·         $1,100 supplement for successful programs.

 

2.         Faculty Site Leader: participates fully in a GPC study abroad program.

Responsibilities include recruitment efforts beginning in August the previous year, meeting regularly with the CIE staff, advising students, participating in at least two orientations for students prior to departure, and coordinating the program on site abroad. This role does not necessarily include teaching a course.

 

  • $1,100 supplement
  • $365 per student x number of 3 credit courses at GPC
  • Trip expenses dependent on the budget of the program

 

3.         Faculty Teacher:  participates fully in a GPC or USG study abroad program.  Responsibilities include recruitment efforts beginning in August the previous year, meeting regularly with the CIE staff, advising students, participating in at least two orientations for students prior to departure, preparing a course syllabus by the application deadline, traveling with students, teaching the course(s) (and all regular duties included with teaching).

Compensation   

 

·         Trip expenses dependent on the budget of the program; the specified minimum number of students must be met

 

·         $365 per student x # of 3 credit GPC courses (multiply the number of 3 credit courses per recruit)

Recruited

Students

$365

Fiscal Year 2008

Compensation

Per Student

Per 3 credit class

1

$365

2

$730

3

$1,095

4

$1,460

5

$1,825

6

$2,190

7

$2,555

8

$2,920

9

$3,285

10

$3,650

11

$4,015

12

$4,380

13

$4,745

14

$5,110

15

$5,475

16

$5,840

17

$6,205

18

$6,570

19

$6,935

20

$7,300

 

4.                  If a student registers and pays for more than one 3-credit-hour class, each class will be counted separately for compensation purposes.

5.                  If a faculty member recruits more than 20 students or 60 credit hours, no additional compensation will be paid.

6.                  Summer pay for teaching in study abroad programs is limited to a single faculty member. Team teaching is allowed, but student recruits will not be double-counted for compensation purposes. Faculty members who team-teach will be compensated based upon their own individual recruited credit hours.

7.                  Credit hours for paid study abroad students not associated with a particular   faculty member will be equally divided among faculty participating in comparable programs, typically those based on the same study abroad model.

 

Approved by College Advisory Board (5/28/98)

Revised and Approved by Academic Affairs Advisory Council (10/05)

Approved by President’s Advisory Board (10/16/05)

Revised and Approved by the Academic Affairs Advisory Council 4/08

Approved by the President’s Advisory Board 1/27/09