As part of their financial responsibilities, Program Directors must submit within 30 days of their return a complete report of all expenses incurred by their programs. An expense log as well as receipts for all cash advance and credit card transactions are required.
Following their return, Program Directors debrief with the Office of Study Abroad staff about the academic and logistical aspects of their courses. As they discuss any of their and their students’ problems and successes, they make recommendations for implementation in the future iterations of their programs.
As at the conclusion of any St. Thomas course, students’ academic performance is assessed in accordance with announced criteria by the University Registrar, and letter grades are posted. The students in turn fill out IDEA forms to evaluate their faculty Program Directors’ teaching. IDEA forms are provided to faculty Program Directors before departure, to be distributed and collected on-site before return. Additionally, the Office of Study Abroad distributes to students an online program evaluation to assess their experiences and shares the responses with the Program Directors.