Ling LeBeau, Director of IPS, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-227-3433
Yes, at the beginning of each semester. IPS sends email notification to Academic Affairs email list.
You should send proposal to your Department Chair and College Dean for signatures first, and then send to Ling LeBeau at Camp 109J. Ling will review it and send to the Provost for approval.
Yes. IPS is the only administrative unit at WCU that administers travel course.
Yes. IPS has orientation for first time faculty, two months before the travel.
Sorry, no scholarship available.
Yes. Students need to apply as a visiting student through WCU Admissions https://www.wcu.edu/apply/index.aspx, obtain WCU 92# and then complete Faculty-led student application form.
GPA 2.75 and other criteria added by faculty
Yes. As long as you and your students represent WCU abroad, it is mandatory for you and your students to follow the University protocol.
Part time/Fixed Term:
Master’s Degree $900 per credit hour
Terminal Degree $1,000 per credit hour
Assistant Professor $1,000 per credit hour
Associate Professor $1,125 per credit hour
Full Professor $1,250 per credit hour
3. For travel component course
No extra compensation. Faculty will be compensated for the course based on regular compensation structure
No. 12-month non-faculty employee should only participate as chaperone.
IPS will work with the Registrar’s Office to register students.
You request a check through the University Controller’s Office and deposit the check in your personal credit card.
No, University P card is not allowed to pay for travel. Currently University Controller’s Office is testing a system that potentially may allow P card to pay for travel.
Administration fee paid by students are utilized to develop and sustain study abroad programs at WCU. For example, membership fees for non-profit international education organizations that facilitate study abroad: ISEP, IIE, and CIEE; cost of hosting Study Abroad Fair; hourly wage for student workers.
To secure student participation for faculty-led trip planning. Otherwise, faculty will never know the number of students who will attend.
Generally, faculty prefers to handle the pre-departure orientation. If faculty needs IPS to conduct the orientation, please contact Jim Gieser, Study Abroad Advisor, email@example.com
Yes. IPS will send one questionnaire to faculty for self-evaluation, and one questionnaire to students to evaluate the faculty-led course, after the trip.
Work with the Controller’s Office https://www.wcu.edu/discover/campus-services-and-operations/controllers-office/index.aspx
Usually faculty spends the entire funds. Sometimes faculty may have $100 to $200 left, or have deficit of $100 to $200. IPS will not refund the surplus. The surplus will be used to cover deficit for some trips.