Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-3020-PM

International Programs

POLICY MEMORANDUM

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Sponsor: Executive Vice President and Provost

March 1, 1977

 


 

International programs may involve teaching, research, materials acquisition, training, special institutes, exchange of persons, overseas activities, contract operation, etc. As such, they are a proper concern of most colleges, schools, and departments. For this reason program proposals and development require careful study, advance consultation, and coordination of efforts and resources. Furthermore, as both private foundations and federal agencies often stress institutional self-study and planning development, efforts to secure such off-campus support may be aided by being part of an institution-wide plan. In this field, individual approaches are less likely to be successful, but certainly individual faculty members have every right to produce their own proposals provided they are cleared through the proper channels.

 

The office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is available to assist interested persons, and specifically is charged with the following responsibilities: (1) to provide a central point for the collection and dissemination of information regarding international programs, (2) to advise on proposals that are to be submitted to government agencies, private foundations, or other off-campus organizations requesting financial support for activities relating to existing or proposed on-campus international programs, (3) to advise the various offices on the campus which are involved in international programs, both academic and non-academic, regarding their programs, and (4) to advise individual faculty members who might wish to develop new programs in the international area.

 

Latin American programs are to be coordinated through the Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, and the same procedure should be followed for programs relevant to the Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

 

The Director of the International Office and his staff, who have much experience with exchange programs and overseas contract operations, are available for advice.

 

None of the foregoing alters the requirement that all proposals for off-campus support must clear through the Office of Sponsored Projects. The staff of that office can be most helpful in putting proposals in proper form and in supplying advice on certain legal and financial requirements.

 

Previously HOP 5.201