For Host Departments
Host Department Instructions for IVP Nominations
Nominations are due March 1, 2013
Host Departments are encouraged to seek out and recruit foreign faculty who can bring unique expertise and perspectives to the campus in their field of teaching. IVP faculty can fill department needs for regular summer course offerings, but departments should also look for faculty who can bring something new and challenging to expand upon the university’s goal of Global Excellence.
Once a department has identified a potential IVP faculty member and has reached agreement with the faculty to teach a summer course, the department must submit a nomination application for the IVP program to the Office of International Affairs (OIA). OIA will then prepare travel documents and coordinate support services for the visiting professor.
Host Department Responsibilities:
- Recruit international faculty for IVP. Courses taught by an IVP faculty must have a minimum of 4 credit hours. IVP’s course(s) should be scheduled in either or both of the main 4-week sessions of the summer or in the 8-week session. This is to facilitate the IVP’s participation in the Tour the World at Home lecture series and in scheduled orientations, receptions, and other IVP program activities.
- The host department hires and pays faculty salary.
- Once a faculty member has been accepted into the IVP program, the host department agrees not to cancel the IVP course(s), regardless of enrollment. This is due to the considerable financial and personal commitment made to the IVP faculty to participate in the program. Departments are encouraged to promote their IVP courses in a way that will result in adequate enrollment.
- Departments are expected to promote the IVP program, courses, “Tour the World at Home” lecture series and other IVP events. PSU host faculty should attend all IVP events related to their guest IVP faculty member.
- Host Departments are strongly encouraged to engage their IVP faculty in any department or community activities that would enhance department and university connections to other community organizations. This could be in the form of other school or classroom visits, guest lectures, joint programs, community events, and so on. The IVP program is a special opportunity for the department to create and/or strengthen community connections and further the university’s Global Excellence goals.
IVP (Office of International Affairs) Responsibilities:
- IVP reviews and selects faculty to participate in the IVP program.
- IVP will reimburse faculty airfare; half for teaching 4 credits, full for teaching 8 credits.
- IVP will pay the faculty SEVIS (visa) fee.
- IVP provides on-campus housing assistance. (IVP does not pay for housing.)
- IVP coordinates all IVP programming, including airport pickup, IVP orientation, lecture series, receptions, tours and other IVP activities.
How to Participate in IVP 2013
- Recruit international faculty for IVP. Host Departments are encouraged to seek out and recruit international faculty who can bring unique expertise and perspectives to the campus in their field of teaching. IVP faculty can fill department needs for regular summer course offerings, but departments should also look for faculty who can bring something new and challenging to expand upon the university’s goal of Global Excellence.
- Make a job offer and follow the normal adjunct faculty hiring process. See HR for hiring information and Appointment Letter templates.
- Nominate your faculty member for IVP. Complete the IVP Department Nomination Form and submit it to OIA (EH 101). Nomination deadline for 2013 is March 1st.
- IVP reviews and selects faculty to participate in the IVP program. IVP looks for a diversity of courses to be taught and the faculty’s background. Preference is given to faculty who have not participated in the past. If your faculty member is not accepted into the IVP program, they can still come to PSU as a regular Visiting Scholar (see J-1 Scholars for Departments).
- IVP will coordinate visa processes, travel and other program logistics.
- Promote your IVP course(s), the “Tour the World at Home” lecture series and other IVP events.
- Attend IVP receptions, lectures and special events.
For more information about IVP and how to participate, contact David Brandt at the Office of International Affairs, 503-725-8596, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 IVP Calendar
March 1 — Host Department IVP nominations due
TBD — Lecture proposals and housing requests due
June 19 – 22 — IVP Check-in, Orientation and Day Tours
June 24 – July 21 — Summer Session 1 (first 4 week session)
June 24 – August 18 — Summer Session (8 week session)
June 24 – August 18 — “Tour the World at Home” lecture series
July 17 – 20 — IVP Check-in, Orientation and Day Tours (new arrivals)
July 19 — Special IVP Reception (all IVPs)
July 22 – August 18 — Summer Session 2 (second 4 week session)