Repeal of Policy on Guidelines for Foreign Study Programs (Bonine #503)

Number: 
US14/15-94
Date of Notice: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Legislation, Resolution, or Policy Adoption: 
Policy Repeal
Current Status: 
Approved on 05/20/15
Motion: 

Section I

1.1 WHEREAS the transition to a new Board of Trustees for the University under the law popularly known as Senate Bill 270 of 2013 removed the State Board of Higher Education as a future source of policies for the University of Oregon; and

1.2 WHEREAS a number of policies adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in the past (including Internal Management Directives and some unnumbered, miscellaneous policies) involve academic matters as commonly understood in higher education; and

1.3 WHEREAS Section 170 (8) of Senate Bill 270 provides:

(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the lawfully adopted rules and policies of the State Board of Higher Education pertaining to a university with a governing board that are in effect on the effective date of this 2013 Act continue in effect until lawfully superseded or repealed by the standards or policies of the governing board or the university [emphasis added]; and

1.4 WHEREAS linkages and comments are provided on the Senate’s “Master List” of rules and policies, including unique, easy-to-track identifying numbers (see http://oldsenate.uoregon.edu/content/policy-tracker),

1.5 WHEREAS State Board unnumbered policy titled “Foreign Study Programs, Guidelines” adopted by the OSBHE at meeting #359 in 1967, and Meeting #374, in 1969, is duplicative and obsolete; and

1.6 WHEREAS the Office of International Affairs, across its many units (Study Abroad Programs, AHA International, International Student and Scholar Services, Global Studies Institute, and the Mills International Center) develops and proposes foreign study programs; and

1.7 WHEREAS the review and evaluation of study abroad programs is under the purview of the UO Study Abroad Committee, and thus already covered by current policy and procedures;

Section II

2.1 BE IT HEREBY MOVED that the following unnumbered former Board policy (found at http://www.ous.edu/files/state_board/polipro/files/BdPol111025.pdf) be repealed as a University of Oregon policy:

503       no number    Board Policy     Foreign Study Programs, Guidelines for

Financial Impact: 
Cost Neutral
Sponsor: 

Monique Balbuena (Associate Professor, Honors College), Chair of the Curriculum & Program Matters Workgroup