Maricopa International Travel Policy – District International Travel policy outlines the criteria for international travel that is supported by the district. This policy was initially adopted by the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board February 27, 2007, and was revised on November 12, 2014.
District International Travel Policy requires presidential approval of travel prior to Chancellor approval. Secure presidential approval via email prior to submitting the travel authorization. Copy supervisor and VPAA on the email and attach the completed International Travel Proposal so all can review and approve. Attach presidential approval email to travel authorization along with all required documentation once approval is received.
All district employees who wish to travel out of the country as representatives of the Maricopa Community Colleges are required to complete an International Travel Proposal.
International travel is generally prohibited in instances where either the learning or professional growth opportunity exists in the United States or its territories.
The completed proposal (with requisite signatures) should be uploaded into FMS and attached to the employee's travel authorization. The FMS system will route the travel authorization and proposal as international travel as long as the traveler selects "international airfare" or "international ground transportation" in FMS; otherwise the proposal will automatically route as domestic travel, and the traveler will not be in "approved travel status".
International Travel Report – All who travel internationally, including faculty leading student study abroad programs are required to report on their travel outcomes by completing this one page form. Instructions are included. This becomes part of the quarterly international travel report that is submitted to the MCCCD Governing Board. Faculty leading study abroad programs also complete an on-line evaluation.
Status Report on International Travel Outcomes – All faculty who participate in faculty development programs and faculty exchange programs are required to report on the status of travel outcomes within one year following their return to the United States.