190.8 Study Away Committee Operating Procedures

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 2/6/2008
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 90 - Miscellaneous
Originator: Policies and Procedures
Current File: 190.8
Adoption Date: 11/1/2011
Reviewed for Currency: 11/1/2011
Replaces File:
Date of Origin: 2/6/2008
Classification: Faculty
In Archive? No

190.8 Study Away Committee Operating Procedures
A. Background

A Study Away program is defined as any Furman travel program that provides academic credit and that requires off-campus housing for an aggregate of ten or more days. The Study Away Committee is responsible for working with the administration and academic departments to develop and maintain study away programs and to review affiliated and student exchange programs.
B. Policy

Study Away programs must be approved by all relevant departments, the Study Away Committee, the general faculty, and the academic administration. Affiliated or student exchange programs must be approved by the Study Away Committee and the academic administration.
C. Guidelines

1. A proposal for a study away program will be submitted to the Assistant Dean for Study Away and International Education and the Study Away Committee. Proposal forms and guidelines are available on the website of the Office for Study Away and International Education.

2. The Study Away Committee will evaluate the study away proposal and, if approved, will present the proposal to the faculty for action. Consideration of new individual courses, if any, will be the responsibility of the Curriculum Committee.

3. After approval by the faculty, the study away proposal will be sent to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean for final approval.

4. The Assistant Dean for Study Away and International Education, in consultation with the relevant departments and the Study Away Committee, will determine when approved programs will be offered to students. These programs are administered by the Assistant Dean for Study Away and International Education according to Policy 112.6.

5. The Study Away Committee will evaluate and approve affiliated study away and student exchange programs and will inform the faculty of their decisions regarding these programs. The Study Away Committee will periodically review these programs and report to the faculty.

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