University Policies/Programs and Visiting Academics
Most policies applicable to academic personnel apply to visitors, including IP disclosure, IT policies, etc.
The University requires that visiting appointees, like ALL appointees who are here for more than thirty days, regardless of title, have medical insurance for themselves and, when the law requires, insurance for their accompanying dependents. "Visiting Scholars" may enroll in medical insurance through Garnett-Powers. For other academic visitors, units must arrange with the Benefits Office to meet this requirement.
Visiting appointees are not eligible for leave of absence unless it has been determined that the appointee qualifies for FMLA.
Visiting appointees are ineligible for the "Educational Assistance Plan" discount on tuition for the Lab School, even if the Benefits Office has agreed to "override" their benefits status so that they may enroll in a medical insurance plan. Units may cover Lab School tuition from their own funds, by interdepartmental transfer. Even when the Benefits Office allows Visiting appointees to enroll in one of the benefits plans offered by the University, the cost of those plans must be borne by the individual and the unit, and may not be subsidized by the benefits pool.