A field trip is a university course-related; off-campus activity led by a faculty or staff member and designed to serve educational purposes. A fieldtrip would include the gathering of data for research (such as at a geological or archaeological site), museum visit, participation in a conference or competition, or visits to an event or place of interest.
The duration of a field trip may be a class period or longer, and could extend over multiple days. This definition does not apply to activities or placements in the context of a teacher preparation program, intercollegiate sports, or service-learning placements, all of which are governed under separate policy.
These are not considered field trips. If in doubt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are considered field trips. The Education Abroad Office in the Center for International Education is available as a resource for information, assistance and orientation.
No, students only need to complete one form, per course, for similar field trip activities in the same semester. Students must list all dates and locations for similar activities.
Take all appropriate emergency measures and notify the department chair. Department chair then notifies the dean who notifies the Provost’s Office. If a motorized vehicle is involved, submit completed Travel Accident Form 270.
Review the Academic Course Field Trips Checklist for information that should be provided to students.
Review the Academic Course Field Trips Checklist for the list of forms.
See the Review and Record Retention section at the end of the Academic Course Field Trips Checklist for document retention requirements.