Who can direct a study abroad program?

The university policy on eligibility criteria for directing a study abroad is available the following website

For those interested in directing a study abroad program, the essential information is provided below:

A study abroad program director must be a member of the University faculty qualified to be the instructor of record for courses they will teach abroad, if any. Leading a study abroad program involves making important decisions on behalf of the institution involving participant safety, crisis management and institutional risk. As such, program directors must be regular faculty able to exercise a high degree of discretion and responsibility on behalf of the institution while also leading an academically challenging study abroad program.

A list of regular faculty designations that are eligible to be program directors and a list of others not eligible to serve as program directors is provided below.

Regular Faculty Eligible to be Program Directors: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Regents Professor, Clinical Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Instructor, Academic Professional, Senior Academic Professional, Senior Lecturer, and Lecturer. Incumbents also may hold an administrative title like “chair” or “director.”

Others Not Eligible to be Program Directors: Public Service Professional, Research Scientist, Research Associate, Research Engineer, Research Technologist, Graduate students, part-time faculty, part-time instructors, adjunct faculty, and faculty or staff with temporary or visiting positions.