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* Following are SAMPLE of the Agreements. Please DO NOT copy these samples to create an agreement without consulting with Office of International Affairs.

 

<Sample of MOU>

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
Texas Tech University
AND
_____________________________________________

Representatives of Texas Tech University and _______________________________________ have discussed the desirability and feasibility of an interactive relationship designed to strengthen the bonds between the two institutions.  This memorandum of understanding is intended to help facilitate an international exchange of faculty and students, research data, and educational and development programs.  Conceived as a continuing relationship, the agreement is expected to be formally reviewed periodically to assure that all parties are sufficiently benefiting and that desirable modifications are introduced.

OBJECTIVES:
1.  To cooperate in the further development of the institutions, especially with regard to academic programs and research activities.
2.  To broaden the experience of faculty and students of the institutions, providing them with opportunities for increased cultural understanding.

OPERATION:
1.  The institutions mutually agree to exchange information, faculty, and students in both academic and research programs.
2.  The institutions will formulate specific action agreements to assist in creating and operating academic and research programs.
3.  The institutions will explore ways and means to finance joint projects through special government and other funding sources.

This Memorandum of Understanding, as well as succeeding plans of cooperation, shall be effective for a period of three (3) years after approval by the appropriate authorities of both institutions.  The MOU may be extended for additional three years with written consent of the both parties. Either party may terminate the agreement by serving written notice one year prior to the anticipated termination date.

For Texas Tech University

_________________________________
XXXXXXXX
Provost and Senior Vice President

Date:                        

 

_________________________________
XXXXXXXX

Date:                        

 

 

For                               

_________________________________
XXXXXXXX
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Date:                         

 

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<Sample of Reciprocal Exchange Agreement>

AGREEMENT FOR AN ACADEMIC & STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

BETWEEN TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

AND
_____________________________________________

Texas Tech University (hereafter referred to as Texas Tech), Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. and _______, hereby agree upon the following items concerning the Academic and Student Exchange Program, beginning with the Fall, 2003 semester and continuing each regular term thereafter for an indefinite period of time.

  1. The purpose of the exchange program is to promote international friendship and world peace by stimulating and supporting intercultural activities and projects among students from Texas Tech and _____.
  2. Each institution will accept student(s) from the other party on the basis of the institution recommendation as follows:

    a. Texas Tech will accept one full-time student from the other party in its graduate program for a period of time to be agreed upon
    and not to exceed two semesters.

    b. ____will accept one full-time student from the other party in a period of time to be agreed upon by both parties and not to exceed two semesters.

    c. The number of student participants received each year by either party will be determined through joint discussion and agreement in the academic year prior to that in which the exchange will take place.

  3. In case one of the two institutions cannot select appropriate candidates for the student exchange program, the said institution holds the right to send additional exchange students to the other party.  Temporary imbalances should be resolved within a three year period.
  4. Exchange students are subject to the same code of behavior as are all students at either institution.
  5. The exchange students can be either male or female, the selection of whom is fully up to the sending institution.  Students coming to Texas Tech should present a minimum score of 550 (paper exam), 213 (computer exam) or 79 (internet-based exam) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Texas Tech students going to ____________ must have had at least two years of college level study of _____.
  6. Each student will pay tuition and fees at the home institution and the students will simply exchange places.  If there is an imbalance on the exchange and either party is unable to accept a student on the exchange basis, students may attend the partner institution as a non-degree-seeking student paying full tuition and fees at the host institution.
  7. Each student will be responsible for the cost of his/her own living arrangements while at the exchange institution.

    a. Students from ____may, if they choose, be accommodated in Texas Tech residence halls usually in double rooms.  OIA will provide information on off-campus housing which is acceptable.

    b. Students from Texas Tech may be accommodated in _____________________.

  8. Each exchange student must provide his/her own transportation to/from the home institution to the host institution.  All other expenses such as but not limited to the following will be paid for by the students: living expenses, excess baggage shipment and storage, independent travel and such personal expenses as telephone charges, books, etc.
  1. Minor illnesses may be treated in the receiving institution’s student health center if available.   However, hospital and other medical expenses are the responsibility of the student.  Each student must purchase insurance to cover medical contingencies in the host country.
  2. Violation of local law committed in the host country may result in immediate withdrawal of academic sponsorship and expulsion of the student from the host institution.
  3. At TTU, exchange students must request that sealed transcripts be sent to their home institution.  This request can only be made by the student at the Office of the Registrar.  However, it will be the responsibility of the home institution to decide on how many credit units the students may actually receive for courses taken at each receiving institution and what grades have been earned.
  4.  Each institution may accept exchange teachers or research workers from the other party on the basis of the institutional recommendation.  The number of participants received annually by either party will be determined through joint discussion and agreement.
  5. An exchange teacher or research worker (hereafter referred to as an exchange scholar) will take part in research work and/or give lectures in the receiving institution.
  6. The receiving institution will not bear an exchange scholar’s international traveling expenses to/from the host institution.
  7. Living expenses of an exchange scholar at the receiving institution are his/her own responsibility.
  8. The salary of the exchange scholar will be paid by his/her own institution.

This agreement and program shall be in effect for a period of three (3) years from the date of the last signature, but may be terminated by either Texas Tech or _____by written notice of termination signed by the presiding office of the notifying party.  To be effective, the notice of termination must be received by the other party by 31 January of the year in which the termination is to become effective.

Signatures:

For Texas Tech University

                                 

XXXXXXXX
Provost and Senior Vice President

 

Date:                            

                                 

XXXXXXXX
Vice Provost for International Affairs

 

Date:                             

For:                        

 

                                 

XXXXXXXX
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Date:                             

                                 

XXXXXXXX
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Date:                            

 

<Sample of Affiliation Agreement>

AFFILIATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
AND
_____________________________________________

Representatives of Texas Tech University and the ________ have discussed the desirability and feasibility of an interactive relationship designed to strengthen the bonds between the two institutions.  This affiliation agreement is intended to help facilitate an opportunity for students of Texas Tech University to participate in the________________.

Texas Tech students will be held to the same eligibility requirements as all other applicants to the _______________.  If selected by the Institute to participate, they will be subject to all rules and regulations of the Institute and must complete all requirements of the Academy to receive credit.

Texas Tech students will receive transfer credit for the course work completed at the_________.

Conceived as a continuing relationship, the agreement is expected to be formally reviewed periodically to assure that all parties are sufficiently benefiting and that desirable modifications are introduced.  This affiliation shall be effective after approval by the appropriate authorities of both institutions.  Either party may terminate the agreement by serving written notice one year prior to the anticipated termination date.

Signatures:

For Texas Tech University

                                 

XXXXXXXX
Provost and Senior Vice President

 

Date:                            

                                 

XXXXXXXX
Vice Provost for International Affairs

 

Date:                             

 

For:                        

 

                                 

XXXXXXXX
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Date:                             

                                 

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