Academic field trips have long been integral to the University’s curriculum. In recent years, growing concern about travel and increasing attention to the need to manage risks associated with virtually all University activities prompts us to look at the manner in which academic field trips are conducted and to recommend certain best practices that are consistent, clearly communicated and offer the greatest likelihood of student safety, recognizing that the University cannot provide absolute assurances in this regard.
For purposes of this document, an academic field trip is defined as a courserelated activity which normally involves travel for the group of students enrolled in a class . An academic field trip serves educational purposes and occurs outside of the classroom at a location other than the campus on which the course is regularly taught. Such trips may be scheduled during normal class hours or for extended periods outside of class.