The college will notify faculty members when their international agreement is due for renewal. If you want to renew an existing agreement, the approval process will be easier, but is as follows:
- Update your justification statement to report what happened as a result of the agreement and explain ongoing and future plans. Include any new or specific collaborations that have developed.
- Submit the justification statement to your department head, who will submit it to the college.
- The college will help determine if any specifics of the agreement need to be updated for paperwork purposes.
- You will reaffirm the agreement with your foreign partner.
- Both parties sign the agreement and the collaboration can begin.
Do I need a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Agreement (MOA)?
Once the college receives your justification statement, we will help determine which one you need, based on the specifics of your program. A broad definition is as follows:
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): An MOU is purposely broad so both parties can explore collaboration without specific definitions or obligations. There is usually not a formal transaction of money between parties or a formal, binding contract. An MOU can be granted for up to 5 years and may develop into an MOA once the collaboration has become more refined. Review the MOU template.
- Memorandum of Agreement (MOA): The MOA is more specific, stating the limits, terms, and obligations of the agreement. Typically used when there is a formal exchange of goods, money or people, the MOA would be also used if there is an exchange of students. An MOA can be granted for up to 5 years. Review the MOA template.
For help and clarification, contact Julie Wilson at: 979.845.4756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.