Name: TBR System Faculty & Academic Staff Abroad
The Tennessee Board of Regents will support faculty and academic staff in developing global
competence and engagement in international education programs or courses.
Applies To Community Colleges; Colleges of Applied Technology
The institutions of the TBR System recognize the value of faculty and academic staff developing
global competence and as such extend the Tennessee liability coverage to faculty and staff
engaging in international education programs or courses to the extent that it is applicable in
foreign jurisdictions. These institutions encourage and support activities abroad for professional
development, teaching, research, and service with the host countries. The TBR recognizes that
these activities vary not only in purpose, but also in duration, type of arrangement with the host
country, responsibilities to the home institution, and funding source. Despite these considerable
variations, certain overall principles and policy apply.
Board Meeting March 26, 2009.
The Responsibilities of the Faculty and Academic Staff
Faculty and academic staff abroad must adhere to the following:
Policies - Are governed by the same policies that define faculty and academic staff
rights and responsibilities on the home campus.