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ISSS Offers Courses About Immigration and Working with International Students and Staff

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS)  is offering courses through the myUK self-service tab on various topics related to engagement with international students, faculty and visiting scholars. 

Nearly everyone on UK’s campus collaborates with international students, faculty, and staff. One of ISSS’s primary roles is to facilitate these interactions by promoting cross-cultural awareness and offering professional immigration advising.

“ISSS is delighted to reach out to colleges and departments in order to provide services which support their efforts toward internationalization at UK” said Elizabeth Leibach, director of ISSS.  “International students as well as international faculty, staff and visiting research scholars are critical to the values embedded in internationalizing the campus.”

Course registration is available in the employee self-service tab of the myUK portal.

  • Login to myUK, select Employee Self Service tab
  • Under Employee Services, select Training
  • Under Course Catalog, select UK International Center
  • In the Assigned Subject Areas, select course from the options available
  • In the course date section, find the class date / time you would like to attend and select To Registration and select Book Course       

Courses Available in Spring 2014:

Intercultural Training
Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., 220 Scovell Hall Suite I
Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., 220 Scovell Hall Suite I

Learn best practices for engaging international students inside and outside the classroom. Designed to foster a deeper understanding of the cultures represented at UK. This course is offered by the UK International Center.

J-1 Visas for International Visitors
Tuesday, March 25, 9:00 - 12:00pm,220 Scovell Hall Suite I

Learn about J-1 exchange visa and B-1/B-2 visitor's visa for international visitors. The course will include information about required visa forms and processes for sponsoring an international visitor.

This course is recommended for supervisors, principal investigators, grant administrators, HR and Integrated Business Units.

Visa Services H-1B Forms Review
Friday, March 28, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., Bradley Hall, Room 207

Learn about required visa forms and processes for sponsoring an international employee.

This course is recommended for administrators with HR or payroll functions as well as Integrated Business Units.

DOs & DON'Ts of Hiring International Students
Friday, April 18, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., H31-B  (Hospital)

Understand the types of employment permitted for international students, contingent on their visa status. Review examples of off-campus verses on-campus work authorization. Review pre and post-completion options for hiring international students with visa statuses managed by UK or other universities. 

Recommended for academic advisors, directors of graduate schools, supervisors, business officers, Human Resource personnel, and Integrated Business Units.

Hiring International Faculty/Staff: PERM
Friday, April 18, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., 220 Scovell Hall Suite 1 

This course covers the Immigration and Department of Labor rules for hiring international faculty and staff in tenure track positions. Learn the different pathways to employment-based permanent residency status for both teaching and non-teaching positions.

This course is recommended for supervisors, business officers, Human Resource personnel and Integrated Business Units.

ISSS is part of the UK International Center and provides leadership and expertise in the advising and immigration needs of more than 2,000 international students and over 500 international faculty, staff and exchange visitors. ISSS also administers university compliance with evolving federal regulations, supports the university and its medical center by managing global student and scholar interactions, and facilitates the well-being of all international students, faculty, staff and scholars.