1. Who is a Program Leader?
The Program Leader is the person primarily responsible for the management, oversight, and implementation of the University Program. This includes the UNM Contact if an External Organization is hosting a program at UNM.
2. Who is an Authorized Adult?
Authorized Adults are individuals responsible for the care and custody of Minors, supervised or not.
Authorized Adults are specified by the Program Leader and the Program Leader is responsible for ensuring the Authorized Adults have the appropriate background checks and training completed prior to University Program.
3. Who is responsible for Background Checks?
The Program Leader and department hosting/sponsoring the event is responsible for ensuring all background checks are done on all Authorized Adults of a University Program. Background checks should be conducted prior to the program.
4. Who covers the cost of the Background Checks?
The Program Leader and the department hosting/sponsoring the event is responsible for the cost of all background checks. Each background check is valid for 3 years.
An External Organization bringing in Authorized Adults should be conducting their own background checks.
5. Who is responsible for holding all of the information?
The Program Leader and the department hosting or sponsoring the event is responsible for collecting and maintaining all the required waivers, forms, background checks, transportation plans, etc.
The CEEO office requests that all Program Leaders and departments have these documents available for review if requested.
6. Who is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate ratio of Authorized Adults to Minors?
The Program Leader and the department hosting or sponsoring is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate ratio of Authorized Adults to Minors is correct. The Ratios are determined by the American Camp Association and are listed in UAP 2205.