In an attempt to enable our instructors to better prepare students for employment, instructors are being invited to participate in a summer externship program. The program is called Faculty in Industry and Business Externship (FIB).
A stipend and benefit coverage is provided by Utah Valley University for the instructor to work at an appropriate training site for a period of two weeks (80 hours) during the summer (April 21– August 8) of 2014. Successful applicants are required to secure a training site for themselves. The following is asked of a cooperating employer:
Employers may extend the 2-week externship by picking up the salary and benefits of the instructor for an additional period of time. Due to conflict of interest, no training sites will be approved in businesses which are owned or operated by the applicant or by the applicant’s spouse or relatives.
Employers indicate their willingness to participate by signing the instructor’s application form. Approved externships will involve an on-site visit to answer questions and obtain contract signatures. Contact Susan Thackeray, CTE Director at 801-863-8906 if you have any further questions or concerns regarding the FIB Externship Program.
|DeWayne Erdmann||WW Clyde|
|Kelly Baird||Intermountain Wood Products|
|Kim Bartholomew||Central Utah Clinic|
|Rob Warcup||DPR Construction|
|Robert Benson||Syscon Automation Group|
|Todd Low||The Torque Shop|
|Yang Huo||Provo Marriott|
To be considered for participation, applications must be submitted to the CTE Office (EE 206) by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Awards will be based upon instructor, departmental, course and program needs.
An externship is defined as a required period of supervised practice done off campus or away from one's affiliated institution.
Full-time UVU faculty members teaching in a CTE program (2-year vocational program) are invited to apply for a stipend and benefits coverage for a 2 week (80 hour) period to work in a business or industry which requires skills representative of those taught by the instructor in his/her department. This experience is to be completed by Friday, August 8, 2014. If a regular teaching assignment is being held by the participating faculty member during the externship period, it must be at a different time of the day than the externship and a faculty-overload form must be submitted.
Upon completion, and before a stipend can be approved for payment, participants are required to share an accountability presentation with their department after August 11, 2014 and before September 5, 2014. The date of presentation will be determined and confirmed by the department chair and the company representative will be invited to attend. It is strongly recommended the appointment date, time and place not be rescheduled once it is confirmed. In addition, a digital copy of the presentation and signed FIB Record of Hours Worked form must be submitted to the CTE office, EE 206, no later than September 12, 2014.
Externships will be held within the state of Utah and entail 80 work hours. The instructor and employer negotiate the specific work dates and duties. Externs are responsible to provide their own vehicle, gas, housing, and food. Applicants are to contact and secure a related work site/employer. Instructors are provided program information to use as they contact employers (see memo from Susan Thackeray). Questions can be addressed to Susan Thackeray, CTE Director, email@example.com, 801-863-8906. The CTE Director will visit each job-site prior to the employment period to determine approval of the site, obtain the employer’s signature on the contract, and to answer the employer’s questions. Employers are requested to treat participants as one of their regular employees with the same expectations. Participants are to abide by the same rules and regulations as the company’s regular employees and demonstrate professional work ethics. The instructor will be paid their normal benefit coverage by UVU. Employers may extend the employment period at their discretion, but the employer will be responsible to provide the instructor’s salary and benefits for additional time worked beyond the 80 hour externship.
Applications are due in the CTE Office (EE 206) by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered for funding. A goal sheet and copy of the applicant’s current resume must also be attached to the application form. The CTE Office will review applications and select participants based upon instructor, departmental and program needs and recommendations of the applicant’s dean. Upon receipt of this introductory information, instructors should make initial contact with the business/industry where the proposed training station will be located and secure approval subject to a successful application. A letter introducing the program to the employers is provided for your use in making contacts. With a firm commitment from the employer (indicated by their signature on the application form), the instructor may go ahead with submission of the application. All requested application information must be complete. Applications will be processed, and award letters should be delivered by Monday, March 24, 2014.
After applications are submitted, reviewed, and the selection process completed, an on-site visit of the proposed training sites will be made by the CTE Director to determine suitability, safety, and to provide additional information to the employer. Any problems or concerns should be resolved with the CTE Director. Notification will be provided to each applicant and their dean to indicate which applicants are being funded. A contract will be completed at the on-site visit.
A lump sum payment will be paid through the regular payroll system at the completion of the externship. The stipend for the two-week (80 hour) externship will be $2,500. Workman’s Compensation Insurance, Social Security, and Retirement will be provided by the college at the instructor’s normal rate. Any personal tax withholding etc. will be taken out at the instructor’s normal rate. If the externship employer decides to extend the externship, the applicant becomes the company’s employee for the extended time period, and the employer is responsible to pay the instructor’s salary and benefits for that time period. The salary and payment by the employer for time beyond the two-week externship will be negotiated between the instructor and the employer and will be paid directly to the instructor by the employer.
No training sites will be approved in businesses which are owned or operated by the applicant or by the applicant’s spouse or relatives. The externship may be utilized towards professional development activities for faculty tenure. Instructors should check with their school/departmental RTP Committee for clarification of department requirements. The instructor is responsible to document and submit paperwork for tenure purposes.