Programs: Adding Programs
In the rare case where a student may wish to receive credit for a program not on the Approved list, he or she may petition to add the program to the list, by using the following procedure:
- Collect all pertinent information about the program, including catalogs, course descriptions, modes of evaluation of academic performance, syllabi, reading lists, and faculty CVs.
- Present the written proposal and materials to Donna Mancini, Dean of Global Affairs and Associate Dean of the College, one year in advance—March 1 for spring programs, November 1 for fall or year programs. These deadlines are firm. If you do not present your proposal by these dates, it will not be considered.
- In the event that Dean Mancini regards the program as commensurate with the programs on the Approved list, the student must prepare a petition for consideration by the EPC. This petition must explain why the existing approved programs do not fulfill the student's academic needs, and how the proposed program does so. A statement from the student's major faculty advisor endorsing the program and explaining how it complements the work of the major or the concentration must accompany the petition. The department must provide a list of approved courses fulfilling major credits. If the program work is outside the student's major, a statement from a member of the faculty who is familiar with the program will also be required. Petitions are also forwarded to the International Academic Programs Faculty Committee and Student Study Abroad Advisory Board for consultation. In order to ensure the quality of the programs, an on-site evaluation by a Haverford faculty member will be required before approval is granted. Faculty who wish to add programs follow similar procedures.
Nota Bene: The EPC has determined that students who do not request and receive permission to study abroad through the International Academic Programs Office will not receive Haverford credit for their work. The EPC will not consider retroactive proposals under any circumstances. Students who do not wish to pay Haverford tuition and/or receive credit, may not attend the programs on the approved list. The policy was instituted in 1985. Approximately 140-150 a year students take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.