Financial and Business

Travel Expenses for Visiting Faculty Teaching in Summer and Winter Sessions

Section: Financial & Business Policies
Policy Name: Travel Expenses for Visiting Faculty Teaching in Summer and Winter Sessions
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of the Vice President For Finance and Deputy Treasurer
Origination Date: April 15, 1975
Revisions: October 1, 1981; June 5, 1989; March 16, 2001; July 1, 2005
Legacy Policy Number: 3-09
  1. PURPOSETo provide a policy statement regarding reimbursement of travel expenses for visiting faculty during Summer and Winter Sessions.
  2. POLICYVisiting faculty members, including distinguished foreign scholars, who live more than one hundred miles from Newark and who are invited to teach at the University of Delaware during Summer Session or Winter Session may be reimbursed for one round trip from their homes to the Newark campus. The reimbursement will not exceed the cost of a single round trip economy fare, plus reasonable ground transportation, if by rail or air, or the standard mileage rate if by automobile. This travel expense reimbursement is not intended for regular University of Delaware faculty. Before a department may commit funding to a visiting faculty member under this policy, approval must be obtained from the Office of Special Sessions, which shall, in determining how to allocate limited funds, weigh the potential contribution to the University of each proposed visitor, including the uniqueness of his or her contributions, and the number of students likely to be served.