- Students enrolled in practicum courses or courses requiring clinical experience will be charged a fee for malpractice insurance on their student account.
- In the 2005-2006 academic year, the general fee was $18.13 if assessed in the Fall semester; $12.00 if assessed in the Spring semester; $5.00 if assessed in the MayMester or Summer sessions.† Nurse practitioners pay $76.25if assessed in the Fall semester; $47.00 if assessed in the Spring semester; $19.00 if assessed in the MayMester or Summer sessions.
Department/ Program Responsibility in Managing MLI Fees
- Departments must ensure that practicum courses or courses requiring clinical experience are marked for malpractice insurance.† Annually departments will be sent a request to update the list to be revised when needed. Revisions must be done before the completion of the next fall schedule or as soon as the course is offered and students begin registering for it.† Fees are not to be changed after registration for a semester begins.† The most recent list of courses with MLI will appear in this section of the Academic Affairs website.
- Proposals for new courses that will require malpractice liability insurance must be approved by the University Curriculum Committee in the fall semester.† Upon approval, the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies will enter the courses into the system and will flag the courses for MLI. For current courses, staff in the Provostís office will flag the course in the system.
Academic Affairs Responsibilities in Managing Malpractice Liability Insurance Fees
- In the fall semester, the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies requests from the Office of Research and Institutional Planning a listing, by department/component, of courses in the inventory that are flagged for malpractice liability insurance (MLI).†
- The MLI list is forwarded to the Provost Office for distribution to all departments/components reflected on the listing, along with a memo from the Associate†Provost for Undergraduate Studies requesting that department chairs/associate deans review the list and edit at needed.† (The distribution of the MLI list should coincide with the distribution of the fall schedule from the Office of University Scheduling.)† †
- Departments/components return edited lists to the Provost Office.†
- Upon receipt of the edits from department chairs/associate deans, the Provost Office makes the necessary adjustments to the courses in the TWU course inventory.†
- A list of all changes (additions and/or omissions of MLI to courses) is forwarded to the Bursarís office and to University Scheduling.† This notification must be done prior to the deadline for the last edit of the fall schedule.†
- Five offices are currently involved in the MLI process: Institutional Research and Planning, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, Provost Office, Controllerís Office, and the Bursarís Office.†
Other MLI Responsibilities
- The Controllerís Office manages the purchasing of MLI from external agencies.†
- When students call the Bursarís office about bills they receive for MLI in the middle of a semester or after the semester ends, inquiries are transferred to the Provostís Office. The staff determines from the studentís schedule what course was flagged for MLI, and advises the student.
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