New study fields
The Board would like to communicate the guidelines for members on the way of implementation the Decision 695 regarding the List of Study Fields (New Study Fields) for the exchange season 2017.
Decision 695. 11 July 2015
The Board agreed to accept the classification of NCES (Classification of Instructional Programs – 2010) to be used in IAESTE. The List of Fields of study will be implemented for the exchange season in 2017. The year 2016 is given to implement the new fields of study list in Intraweb.
After consulting members it is evident that some countries have already started job-raising AND using the list of New Study Fields BUT many of the members keep using the old one. As we all know fields of study cannot be changed mid-season because contracts with companies done based on the field of study may have already been agreed.
Considering above and the recommendation of the post-SID meeting, The Board decided to be open to having both possibilities for the exchange season 2017 in the current Intraweb. This solution should help to prepare all the users for the next step – the full implementation of the only new study fields list in the new Exchange Platform.
The way users can enter both kinds of fields of study in the current system can be done by adding a field of study that is not in the list as described here.
In short you can proceed in two ways:
You use the old study field list that come up in the system and you write down the speciality
Or: You put “Others” in the study field and you choose one or more study fields from the new list in speciality.
Please remember that this solution is proposed only for this exchange season and notice that using the second possibility you do not recognise the description of new study field as a specialisation but as a defined field of study developed by NCES and adapted by IAESTE.
(The full list of New Fields of Study with added description is available here.)