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FLSA Administrative Process

Financial oversight, academic integrity, safety, and behavioral expectations are primary concerns.  WKU has in place several policies that guide the creation and management of Faculty-Led Study Abroad courses. 

What policies guide FLSA programs?

WKU Policies

For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved, WKU has in place several policies that guide the administration of FLSA programs.

See Document Center - WKU Policies and WKU Forms

Academic Affairs polices are found here.

What is the current policy manual? 

Current FLSA Policy Manual

FLSA program are guided by the current Faculty-Led Study Abroad Manual (Rev October 2011).

Where do I find the FLSA administrative guidelines?

FLSA Administrative Guidelines

This document guides the process to meed all relavent policies. We constantly update the manual as we encounter new situations.

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How does FERPA impact FLSA courses?

FERPA and Communication with Parents / Guardians

The PLs should make themselves aware of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). While certain academic and personal protections exist within the FERPA guidelines, the PLs may exercise discretion on reporting matters to a participant's emergency contact. The basic definition is that if a student creates a situation that puts an individual student or the people around the student at risk, then FERPA does not apply. If the matter is an academic issue, where there is no physical risk, then FERPA does apply. 

Further information may be obtained at the following site:

The full text of the legislation is available here.

How do I prepare for an on-site emergency?

Emergency Action Plan

The entire WKU family takes your safety and that of your students very seriously. An Emergency Action Plan is how we prepare.

Prepare and Plan

What is international medical insurance?

International Medical Insurance

WKU has contracted with Academic Health Plans to offer students and faculty who go abroad supplemental medical insurance. This insurance covers you only for the time you are outside of the US and is not meant to replace your normal insurance.

This insurance is included in all programs for both students and employees, and provides access to Academic Emergency Services. This service include elements not part of standard US medical insurance such as emergency evacuation and transportation, translation for local medical needs, local prescription fulfillment, etc.

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 Last Modified 8/23/15