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Policies & Procedures




Approval for a field trip involving required student participation must be secured from the Chief Academic Officer or designee one week prior to the trip. Instructors scheduling an outside resource person for class purposes should notify the appropriate administrator, so full utilization may be made of the services offered.

The instructor shall complete the "Request for Approval of Field Instruction Trip" form and present it to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

If the trip is approved and the activity requires absences of students from other classes, the Chief Academic Officer will be provided with a notice for dissemination to the general faculty one week in advance of the absence.

The instructor shall make appropriate arrangements for absence from any other assigned classes.

Instructors who are notified in advance of the official approval of the activity shall record absent students as "Absent for an Approved College Activity."


Adopted October 18, 1971
Reviewed July 11, 1989
Revised July 21, 2003
Revised August 9, 2004
Revised May 1, 2008
Revised July 21, 2008