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Local & Regional Field Trip Policy

LOCAL AND REGIONAL FIELD TRIP POLICY

The Local and Regional Field Trip Policy covers local field trips, local overnight field trips, and short regional overnight field trips in the U.S.  This policy also applies to courses with regular off-campus meetings at museums, field sites, or other destinations.  Student Affairs outings are exempt from this policy.

POLICY

In order to ensure that field trips fall within the scope of a course’s and the College’s mission and that student safety issues are fully addressed, field trips must be authorized in advance and be fully documented through the on-time submission of the forms listed below.  All field trips must be led by a faculty or staff member, and student participants must adhere to field trip guidelines.  Leader responsibilities and guidelines for students are described below. The entire policy PDF version can be download.

FORMS AND SUBMISSION DATES

All originals should be submitted to the Department for safekeeping and held for three years. For all overnight trips, submit a copy of the Field Trip Roster to the Provost Office prior to trip departure.

Forms

Local

Field Trip

Local

Overnight

Field Trip

Regional Overnight

Field Trip

Submit to Academic Department by This Date

Local & Regional Field Trip Policy

Download Policy (docx)

 

 

 

 

Field Trip Request Form

Download Form (docx)

Required

 

Chair/Director approval required

Required

 

Chair/Director & Provost approval required

Required

 

Chair/Director & Provost approval required

Local Field Trip: 7 business days

Local Overnight Field Trip: 8 weeks

Regional Overnight Field Trip: 4 months

Field Trip Waiver & General Release Form

Download Waiver (PDF)

Required

Required

 

Required

 

48 hours in advance of trip

Field Trip Roster

Download Roster (docx)

Required

Required

 

 

Required

 

 

48 hours in advance of trip

6 weeks in advance when trip cost is to be posted to students accounts 

Emergency Contact Form

Download Form (docx)

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Required

 

 

Required

 

 

7 business days in advance of trip

Travel Expense Form

If relevant

If relevant

If relevant

Two weeks after the end of your program (Submit to Business Office)

 

DEFINITIONS

A field trip is defined as any academic activity that requires student travel, serves educational purposes, and/or occurs off-campus, where the “campus” is defined as any Otis locations, including the Goldsmith Campus, CalMart, the 18th Street Art Center, and the Culver City Studios.  For the purposes of this policy, there are three types of field trips:

  • Local Field Trip – Non-overnight domestic travel normally within 100 miles of an Otis location
  • Local Overnight Field Trip – Domestic travel normally within 100 miles of an Otis location with up to three nights’ stay
  • Regional Overnight Field Trip – Domestic travel within 1400 miles of an Otis location and up to four nights’ stay

Travel Study Programs, which involve international travel or domestic travel beyond the parameters of a field trip as described above, are covered under other policies, click here.  Please contact the Center for International Education at International@otis.edu or (310) 665-6994 for more information about Travel Study Programs.

 

LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of the Leader on a field trip will vary by location and activity but may include the following:

  1. Leader: Either the faculty member or some other responsible College official designated by the faculty member must accompany all field trips. Non-faculty “Trip Leaders” must be approved by the Provost’s Office. While teaching assistants or similarly designated College employees may participate in field trips, a teaching assistant is not an appropriate Leader for such a trip. 

  2. Site Visit: Whenever practical, the site of the field trip should be visited in advance by the Leader or an appropriate College official to evaluate and, through planning, to minimize potential risks. The site visit can be bypassed if the Leader can demonstrate and document sufficient knowledge of the field trip site. This could be accomplished by review online, published materials, or contacting the site to discuss the visit.

  3. Students with Disabilities, & Title 9: Any student who is enrolled in a field trip may potentially need special accommodations.  Such students should speak as soon as possible with Dr. Carol Branch, Director of Students with Disabilities Services (SDS), for information and assistance. The SDS is located on the first floor of Ahmanson Hall within the Student Resources Center.  Contact information is cbranch@otis.edu or (310) 846-2554.

  4. Student Preparation: Students must be thoughtfully and thoroughly prepared before departure. The Leader must convene students in order to:

  • Review conduct rules.
  • Ensure that students know when and where they are to meet upon arrival and throughout the trip.
  • Review the detailed day-to-day instructional agenda, which should include a general itinerary associated with the trip. One copy of the itinerary should be sent to the Department responsible for the course.
  • Inform participants of field trip costs, including deposit amount and payment deadlines.
  • Discuss with the students the nature of the activities during the field trip, including any inherent hazards, strenuous activity, or unusual activity that might take place. Account for and provide for an alternate assignment for students unwilling to accept the risk of participation in a field trip or an activity scheduled on the agenda for said trip.
  • Collect Emergency Contact Forms from students.
  1. Emergency Guidelines:
  • Keep the Otis Safety numbers with you at all times.  http://www.otis.edu/emergency-information
  • When leading group trips, Leaders must carry emergency contact information and the authorization for emergency medical treatment (language in the Waiver of Liability) for each participant.
  • Carry a charged cell phone for the duration of the trip or provide a detailed list of how and when you can be reached.
  • Be the contact person for students, Otis staff, and parents. 
  • Monitor travel conditions. 
  • Manage student behavior issues.
  • In case of an accident: Immediately phone 911 in all cases involving serious injury or death, multiple injuries, or extensive property damage. Your first priority is to care for any injured individuals.

 

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

  1. Students participating in field trips are expected to adhere to the same standards of behavior as published in The Hoot and in the Travel Study Behavior Code of Conduct. Any violation of the regulations or local, state, or federal laws may result in disciplinary action or sanctions by the College.
  2. Students, who choose to travel to the site of a field trip early, or remain at the site after the planned activity is completed, or who separate from the group, do so at their own risk.
  3. Students are responsible for carrying their own personal medication while on a field trip.

 

RELATED POLICIES

Course Catalog/Student Handbook (The Hoot - Registration and Records)

Emergency Information

Incident report involving a student, Incident report involving an employee (Human Resources)

Travel Policy (Business Office)

European Travel Agency Procedures (Business Office) Utilize this link to assist in planning transportation, and acommodation, etc.