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Faculty-Led Off-Campus Trips: Keeping Students Safe and Faculty Out of Court
Dr. James Castagnera

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on implementing the appropriate safety nets before students embark on off-campus trips. To avoid both tragedy and liability, your motto must be, “Foresee it and fix… before it happens.”

Price: $299.00
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Off-campus trips, typically led by faculty (and sometimes staff), are constantly growing in popularity at colleges and universities across the country. But as these types of excursions increase, so too will the frequency of lawsuits, sweeping both faculty leaders and their institutions into the litigation net. United Educators identifies four principal causes for the average $50,000 per claim it annually pays: failure to follow institutional policy; negligent supervision of students; inappropriate employee sexual conduct, and improper medical care. And since all of these sources of liability are fully foreseeable, vicarious liability comes back on the college or university sponsor.

Whether coordinating a day trip to a local museum or a 10-day service trip abroad, it’s absolutely crucial to contract responsible providers and negotiate the most favorable contract terms. Furthermore, thorough training and orientation are imperative, as leaders and followers alike must be informed of culture and customs; alerted to any special hazards inherent in the particular destination; and briefed on communication protocols in emergency situations.

Please join Dr. Jim Castagnera for comprehensive guidance on implementing the appropriate safety nets before students embark on off-campus trips. To avoid both tragedy and liability, your motto must be, “Foresee it and fix… before it happens.”

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Creating a short-term study tour policy and a health & safety manual
  • Picking the right third-party providers
  • Negotiating the economically optimum travel experience, while securing indemnification and sufficient insurance-coverage from your provider
  • Training faculty leaders to react quickly in emergency situations
  • Vetting student applicants with regard to disciplinary and health considerations
  • Right-sizing the group with the number & qualifications of its leaders
  • Determining if alumni and/or friends of the university will be allowed to participate, and at what additional risk to your institution
  • Streamlining and guiding the visa-application process, if applicable
  • Selecting the right international insurance coverage for faculty and student participants
  • Establishing protocols for emergencies, including sickness & injury; disciplinary issues; and weather-related crises
Price: $299.00

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James Castagnera

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Access your training anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Engaging and up-to-date training to support your career and your organization.
  • Handouts you can distribute to your board and staff.