KSU in Italy Summer Policies and Procedures
The KSU in Italy Summer program is governed by the following policies and procedures as well as the standard Education Abroad Faculty-Led Policies and Procedures.
Education Abroad and KSU in Italy Responsibilities
The Office of International Programs, Education Abroad, and the KSU in Italy Program Director, among other tasks, will build courses with Global Campus; coordinate course schedules; organize its own promotion of the KSU in Italy Summer program as a whole; collect and process student applications; manage student enrollment; arrange student and instructor housing, ground transportation, official excursions, and other tour logistics; administering all financial related matters associated with the program; help arrange instructor airfare; and provide student support and risk management for the duration of the program.
KSU in Italy summer program instructors must commit to participation in the program by August 1 of the year prior to their program. Instructors who commit to participate agree to lead their course during the Summer 2018 program, unless they can arrange a replacement instructor, their course does not gain sufficient enrollment, or the KSU in Italy Summer program as a whole is not viable. Instructors are expected to be in Orvieto, Italy from the official program start date to official program end date. Instructors must organize their course syllabi; communicate clearly, frequently, and collaboratively with Education Abroad, other KSU in Italy instructors, the Program Director, and students; disclose any potential conflicts of time or availability; promote their own courses above and beyond the services that Education Abroad provides; meet with Education Abroad and other KSU in Italy instructors to assist with program coordination when available; instruct their courses while in residence in Orvieto; assist the KSU in Italy Program Director with student support and risk management as needed; and commit to and uphold the policies, procedures, and laws of Kansas State University, the State of Kansas, the United States, any host organizations, and Italy.
Instructor Compensation and Travel Expenses
Instructors who are selected to participate in the Kansas State University in Italy summer program will have all travel expenses covered by the program fee and tuition generated. Travel expenses will be determined by Education Abroad in consultation with the Kansas State University in Italy Program Director. Instructors will also receive taxable income based on the student enrollment in the class they are offering. As long as the program as a whole is viable, an established minimum amount of taxable income will be guaranteed to each instructor who can recruit the pre-determined minimum number of students necessary. Tuition that is generated beyond what is minimally required for the program will be proportionally dispersed to instructors as taxable income according to enrollment in their class.