visiting student scholars are students from other institutions whose graduate supervisor collaborates with acadia university faculty.
acadia university faculty members often serve on graduate student supervisory committees or as co-supervisors of graduate students attending other universities. students from other institutions whose graduate supervisor is a research collaborator of an acadia faculty member are often in close contact with acadia university faculty. occasionally, faculty members invite such students to visit acadia to engage in research projects of mutual interest. such students are designated 'visiting student scholars'.
faculty members who wish to arrange such visits should first get agreement from their head/director and faculty dean. such agreement is intended to clarify use of space and/or other department/faculty resources. the faculty member should then request that the vp of academic studies issue a formal invitation to the potential 'visiting student scholar'. this letter will indicate the dates of the visit (normally six months or less) and the fact that fees are not required and that salary will not be paid. the letter will also note that visiting student scholars have library borrowing privileges and access to an acadia network computer account which will include an internet connection.