COSE FIELD TRIPS
The College of Science & Engineering supports experiences that enhance student learning outcomes and that provide educational and professional training in a field setting. Instructors are encouraged to provide the best experience possible . In addition, the College of Science & Engineering is required to comply with CSU directives (EO 1062 of 2011) aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants. Consequently, instructors and students must review or complete the following forms.
a. CSU Field Trip Policy (EO 1062) provides general information about objectives of the policy.
b. Field Trip Checklist is a reminder for instructors so that the proper forms are collected and submitted.
c. Instructional Plan form (REQUIRED) describes the activities and anticipated outcomes of the field trip(s) in a course. One form can be used for different locations in a course.
d. Field Trip Site Pre-Assessment form (REQUIRED) assesses and documents the safety of the
field trip site.
e. Initial Incident Report (as needed) will be completed if a non-auto accident or injury occurs during
the field trip.
For students or field trip participants:
a. CoSE Field Trip Registration & Liability form (REQUIRED) student provides contact information & medical disclosures. The Liability form is an agreement that the student participates in the field trip voluntarily and does not hold the university liable in case of an accident, incident or illness.
Students who do not sign the Registration/Liability form cannot participate in the field trip.
Instructions to field trip instructors:
a. Instructor reviews all forms for field trips.
b. Instructor completes required “Instructional Plan” .
c. Instructor completes required “Site Pre-Assessment” before field trip.
d. Instructor obtains required “Registration & Liability” forms from all students and participants in field trip.
e. In case of a non-auto accident, instructor completes “Incident Report” (if needed, submit to chair as soon as possible).
f. In case of auto accident, instructor/driver completes Accident Information Card (at time of accident) AND Vehicle Accident Report (within 48 hours). For more information refer to Driver/Vehicle Registration & Safety.
g. After field trip or end of semester (which ever is most appropriate), instructor submits bundle of forms (Instructional Plan, Pre-Assessment, Registration & Liability) to home department. Include any accident/incident reports (if they occur).
h. Department must retain paper or electronic copy for 1 year.
i. Department must submit electronic copy to Dean’s Office (i.e., to Associate Dean) for 5 year archival storage.
j. Contact Associate Dean Robert Ramirez (415-338-1571) for information.