|Definition:||A policy governing any university course-related, off-campus activity organized and led by a faculty or staff member and designed to serve educational purposes.|
|Authority:||Executive Order 1062|
|Scope:||This policy applies to all employees involved with field trips, as such term is defined herein.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Affairs|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Signatures for Field Trips Policy|
A field trip is a university course-related, off-campus activity organized and led by a faculty or staff member and designed to serve educational purposes. The travel must occur concurrently with enrollment in the course. A field trip 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, internships or service-learning placements, all of which are governed under separate policy.
The appropriate CSUSM administrator(s), faculty and/or staff shall: