These guidelines have been developed in order to support Mid-Western University departments and programs that seek to establish meaningful institution-to-institution relationships for the benefit of Mid-Western University students, faculty, and staff.
Types of agreements may include (but are not restricted to) student exchange, faculty/scholar/staff exchanges, research collaboration, materials exchanges (such as library materials), training and technical assistance, and dual and joint degree programs. When several agreements exist with the same institution, when an agreement with an institution is regularly renewed and comes to represent an ongoing partnership, or in certain other circumstances, it may be necessary or expedient to develop a general International Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the partner institution.
Because an International Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other forms of international agreements are binding, legal contracts, it is very important that each new formal agreement be entered into with the utmost seriousness and care. Individuals who are not currently employed by Mid-Western University may not initiate or be designated as the primary contact for an IMOU or other form of international Agreement. The International Relations Directorate reviews each proposed Agreement, and the Vice-Chancellor signs each new Agreement and renewal. Depending on the type of agreement, the relevant Dean(s), University Council, and/or the Campus Chief may also need to review and approve of the document.