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Effective date: 2017
Agreements between institutions that define the curriculum, the awarding of transfer credit, the sharing of student cohorts, combined degrees, middle college structures, dual enrollment and other programmatic agreements being developed to benefit students in specific programs are overseen by the university and developed in collaboration. The Vice President for Enrollment Development creates and maintains all overarching agreements with outside institutions.
Articulation agreements are mutual promises of cooperation for particular programmatic purposes to provide program access at whatever location through a pattern of normal transferability of students from one institution to another, without dual enrollment status that is formally recognized or requires any special treatment.
All articulation agreements need to be approved by the Dean of the relevant academic college prior to any discussions with an outside institution. Prior to being sent to the collaborating institution, all agreements must be approved by the Academic Dean, the Provost or approved designee, and the Vice President for Enrollment Development. All departmental articulation agreements must conform to existing agreements. In the instance where an overarching agreement does not yet exist, the Vice President for Enrollment Development will create one if it is determined that it is an appropriate collaboration. The Vice President for Enrollment will then conclude the agreement process.
Consortium, collaboration agreements, and MOUs
Consortium, collaboration agreements, and MOUs involve programmatic arrangements that anticipate either dual or intermittent enrollments; provision of academic programming; anticipate the availability of financial aid; require actions by support offices that are individually tailored to the needs of the program and require unique processing; involve tuition and fee charges that differ according to the source of particular courses in the program; or require understandings based on potential differences in academic policies. All such types require validation by the signature of the Provost or approved designee. All consortium agreements must receive approval from the Higher Learning Commission before inception of the program. All institutional agreements should clearly determine:
The agreement should clearly define:
Consortium agreements and Memos of Understanding (MOU) require a written document for financial aid and registration purposes that must explicitly state: