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Guidelines for Faculty-Led Study-Abroad (FLSA) Courses

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Course Number and Title

Course number

  • The FLSA course should have a course number different from that of any on-campus course.
  • If the FLSA course is an adaptation of an existing on-campus course, then the course number may be close to the course number of the on-campus course but does not have to be in any fixed relationship to the course number of the on-campus course.

Course title

  • The FLSA course should have a title different from that of any on-campus course.
  • If the FLSA course is an adaptation of an existing on-campus course, then the title may be the title of the on-campus course with the addition of the word “Abroad” or designation of the country (e.g., “in Sweden”) or designation of the region (e.g., “in Scandinavia”).

Multiple countries/regions

  • Set up different versions of a FLSA course for different countries/regions only if the descriptions are substantially different for the each country/region.

Course Details

Repeatability

  • Repeatable zero times if the location is specific.
  • Repeatable 98 times if the location is generic.
  • Exception: Language immersion courses are not repeatable.

Billing attribute code

  • Code UBFL.
  • This code can be used in report creation to identify FLSA courses.

Course type (schedule type)

  • Code XC.

Description

  • Should mention “abroad” or the country (e.g., “in Sweden”) or the region (e.g., “in Scandinavia”).
  • Ideally the description should indicate how the course takes advantage of the special features of the abroad location.

Equivalents/Corequisites/Prerequisites/Restrictions

  • None.

NU Core attributes

  • See below.

Approval required

  • Instructor’s signature (should be noted on class section)

Course Submission/Approval Process

Approval by the college

  • All FLSA courses must be approved by the college offering the course.

Submission to the Office of the Registrar

  • The FLSA course should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar on a Course Number Registry Form by a representative of the dean's office authroized to make such submissions.

Circulation via the Office of the Provost

  • If the FLSA course is completely new, then the Office of the Registrar will forward the course to the Office of the Provost for circulation.
  • If the FLSA course is an adaptation of an existing on-campus course, then the Office of the Registrar will forward the course to the Office of the Provost only if the difference in description exceeds what would normally be accepted in a requested change of description.

NU Core attributes

  • If the FLSA course is completely new, then the Office of the Registrar will forward requests for NU Core attributes to the Office of the Provost for approval.
  • If the FLSA course is an adaptation of an existing on-campus course, then the FLSA course will normally retain the NU Core attributes of the on-campus course.
  • The FLSA experience itself may fulfill the NU Core requirement for comparative study of cultures or experiential learning. Consequently, individual FLSA courses should not be coded to satisfy either of these NU Core requirements.

 

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