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  • 1.  US Professor to Teach Virtual Class for Foreign Entity

    Posted 05-04-2021 11:50
    I am looking for a process or information regarding a situation that is new to me.  We have a professor that has been presented with an opportunity to teaching a class to a group of students at a foreign entity virtually.  The foreign entity would like to pay our institution and we would disburse the funding to our professor.  The class will only be eligible to the foreign entity students only.  In this situation, should we have an agreement or MOU in place between the foreign entity and our institution?  The professor will use our institution's equipment to teach the course.  Also, the professor is already teaching a full load (100%) during the semester he/she will teach the foreign course.  We were thinking of using the foreign course as an "over-load"/extra pay.

    Melissa Robinson
    Senior Project Administrator & Time and Effort Manager


  • 2.  RE: US Professor to Teach Virtual Class for Foreign Entity

    Posted 05-12-2021 18:18

    We might treat this an extra-duty pay, and pay as an incentive. An MOU would be great to have in place for the deliverables for each institution.

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  • 3.  RE: US Professor to Teach Virtual Class for Foreign Entity

    Posted 05-13-2021 09:04
    Edited by Carolyn Fernandez 05-13-2021 09:04
    Hi Melissa,

    Assuming that this international virtual class is/has a view to becoming an ongoing workload and not a one-off lecture, creating a secondary appointment purely linked to the MOU may be helpful if the professor is already at 100% workload in their primary appointment. The MOU would be entirely necessary to allow for documenting changes or increases in the scope of work the foreign entity may ask for.

    Carolyn Fernandez
    Research Administrator
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Saint Louis, MO
    (314) 273-8312