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C-6
International Programs and Studies Committee

 

Our committee considered three matters this academic year:

  • A proposal from Heather Barclay Hamir regarding the assignment of “Affiliated Studies Credit.”
  • A proposal from Michael Morton of Student Government regarding the structure of student representation on the C-6 committee
  • An investigation of responsibility and liability of faculty members leading study abroad trips

 

I summarize our decisions and findings regarding these matters below.

 

Agenda Item #1: Proposal from Heather Barclay Hamir (Director, Study Abroad), regarding “Affiliated Studies Credit” (see Appendix A).

Summary: The committee considered the proposal (appended below) and voted unanimously in favor. The proposal was forwarded to Faculty Council for its approval.

 

Agenda Item #2: A proposal from Michael Morton of student government regarding the structure of student representation on the C-6 committee (see Appendix B).

Summary: The committee considered the proposal (appended below) and voted unanimously in favor. The proposal was forwarded to Faculty Council for its approval.

 

Agenda Item #3: An investigation of responsibility and liability of faculty members leading study abroad trips.

Summary: In response to a request from concerned faculty, the committee took up this matter in order to understand the expected responsibilities of faculty leading study abroad programs, the relevant laws, and UT policies and resources relevant to this issue.

At the request of the committee, we received three reports from individuals (or offices) with information on this matter. Below, we append these reports from (1) Jessica Sentz (see Appendix C) (UT Legal Affairs); (2) David Eaton (see Appendix D) (Professor, LBJ school); (3) Philip Dendy (see Appendix E) (UT System, office of risk assessment). Together, these documents summarize the complex legal and landscape in which faculty leading study-abroad programs must operate.

                                                                                                                                             

Zachary Elkins, chair