There are many types of agreements. Here are examples of the most common examples. Please contact Global Carolina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in an international agreement. In the context of international cooperation between two higher education institutions, it is advisable that the parties negotiate a confidentiality agreement before starting formal discussions. Again, one may wonder what the weight of a confidentiality agreement is, as it can be difficult to enforce, but experience shows that a confidentiality agreement can help focus the parties` thinking on putting in place appropriate procedures to protect confidential information that has been disclosed during the due diligence process. The agreement should not only prevent the other party from disclosing confidential information, but also establish minimum standards to ensure the security of the information. It may also attempt to prevent an institution from publicly discussing or making announcements about the cooperation without the consent of the other party. Finally, some confidentiality agreements are used to reduce the possibility of one party poaching key personnel from the other. If a lengthy due diligence process is initiated, both institutions could receive information about each other`s key personnel. The confidentiality agreement can be used to ensure that one party does not offer employment to key employees of the other party.
Such an agreement cannot be used to prevent the staff themselves from moving (this would be both a restriction on trade and contrary to the principles of academic freedom), although the parties may prevent each other from actively turning to such staff. You have a number of options if you and one or more international colleagues work together (as opposed to one of the parties who derive income from the relationship). Some types of cooperation do not require formal written agreements. If you believe that your academic collaboration requires a legally binding agreement, please contact the contract administrator designated by your unit. Unified Articulation Agreement Between the University of North Carolina RN and BSN Programs The Unified Articulation Agreement promotes educational grant opportunities for registered nurses who travel between North Carolina community colleges and the University of North Carolina`s constituent institutions to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Global Carolina oversees the development of the university`s international agreements. Learn more about the process of developing and implementing an international agreement. A primary partnership agreement establishes formal relations of friendship and cooperation between IU and a partner institution. Although IU Global typically initiates a master agreement when multiple UI units are actively working with the institution, each UI entity can recommend a master agreement. An articulated transfer of a loan agreement can result in a so-called « plus » program, in which a student completes courses at one institution (usually one or two years of credit) and then transfers that credit to the second institution. The second institution has already established course equivalencies for this course and accepts the credits associated with it. The student completes the rest of the courses in the second institution and thus obtains a degree in the second institution.
« Plus » programs can also be called « 1 + 3 » or « 2 + 2 » programs. The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the signatory institutions of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is designed to provide a smooth transfer to community college students who wish to continue their studies at a NCICU signatory institution. The ultimate goal of this agreement is to articulate transparently from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work. The maximum duration of this Agreement shall be five years and may be extended if necessary. The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs worked closely with IU`s General Counsel and other administrative offices to develop draft agreements. These templates are designed to help IU teachers and staff get started with the design process. This is an agreement to offer a joint or dual degree with another institution. New and modified programs of study offered jointly with an international institution must follow the approval procedure outlined in the ACAF 2.06 International Academic Agreements and the approval procedure outlined in the ACAF 2.00 Academic Program Creation and Review Academic Policy. ACFO 2.00, for example, requires that a new dual curriculum be approved by the Graduate Studies Council at the graduate level and by the Faculty Senate at the bachelor`s level.
Another question to consider at the beginning of entering into international cooperation is whether an exclusivity or lockout agreement is essential for the transaction. An exclusivity agreement is intended to ensure that the other party does not enter into negotiations with other parties that could affect the transaction. Whether or not an exclusivity agreement can be negotiated depends on the bargaining power of the parties to the transaction. If one of the universities has the strongest negotiating position, it should ensure that the other party signs an exclusivity agreement, as this gives it additional security. An exclusivity agreement requires careful drafting to be legally binding. For example, while an agreement not to negotiate with others should be binding if its terms are sufficiently clear, it is unlikely that a negotiating agreement will bind the parties. Compensation for breach of an exclusivity agreement is likely to be damages for the costs wasted rather than the loss of profits caused by the non-continuation of the joint venture. Thus, if a party violates an exclusivity agreement, it is unlikely that the likely award to the aggrieved party is a large joint study program: an agreement in which a degree is awarded that represents both institutions.
The academic program is offered jointly by both institutions. Depending on the program, notification and/or approval by bedside and/or SACS is required. The university does not currently offer joint study programs with international partners. Each institution is responsible for the expenses incurred by its employees under the agreement. Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Fine Arts in Music) between the University of North Carolina The Uniform Articulation Agreement focuses on transparent transfer for students who begin music studies at a community college and then move on to one of the University of North Carolina`s Bachelor of Music programs. Before drafting an agreement, read the policy and contractual guidelines and contact us if you have any questions. It is an agreement to support research cooperation in one or more specific areas. A research affiliation agreement is required when university resources are allocated to research collaboration. A research affiliation agreement should define intellectual property rights for all work products resulting from the collaboration, as outlined in ACFO University Policy 1.33 Intellectual Property Policy. A research affiliation agreement is also required if research cooperation involves student mobility in both directions. This template is a comprehensive academic collaboration agreement that must be tailored to the needs of your unit. It includes teacher and student exchanges, as well as guest student programs and other forms of interfaith collaboration.
Delete any sections that have nothing to do with what you and the partner entity want to track. The scope of activities under the Agreement is determined by the resources that both bodies regularly have available for the type of cooperation and the financial support that both institutions can receive from external sources. No specific financial obligation of either party may be derived from this Agreement. Dual Degree Program: an agreement in which the two institutions involved each award the student a separate degree. Essentially, the student works to complete the courses at both institutions and, through a series of approved transfers, meets the degree requirements of each institution. The cooperation agreement defines the main conditions and obligations of the parties. It is the document that governs cooperation. The Memorandum of Understanding generally serves as a basis for the preparation of the Cooperation Agreement. One of the keys to the success of a cooperation agreement is to ensure that there is a good level of cooperation between the lawyer drafting the agreement and the manager responsible for the cooperation. There are a number of risks that a lawyer can mitigate without the need for a contribution from the institution, but the fact remains that the cooperation agreement is more effective when it is drawn up taking into account that specific cooperation. For this reason, it is almost never appropriate to use a model agreement for international cooperation. There is a plethora of issues that need to be addressed in the cooperation agreement.
Each collaboration has its own particularities and therefore its own inherent risks. For this reason, some or all of the following issues could expose the institutions to significant responsibility. However, the following topics will always be of paramount importance. Who do you contract with? How long do you have contracts and how can you terminate the contract prematurely if necessary? Who does what? Who pays what? What standards (such as academic, health and safety, regulatory and legal standards) must the parties meet, and can the agreement be terminated if they are not met? No…