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Initiating Agreements

Process & Timeline

  1. Meet with the Director or Assistant Director of Study Abroad
  2. Complete an Approval Considerations Questionnaire
  3. Complete the Student Exchange Agreement Worksheet or the Affiliation Agreement Worksheet
  4. Complete the Course Equivalency Worksheet
  5. Review of all documents by Study Abroad
  6. Review of proposal by the Study Abroad Advisory Committee
  7. Review by partner and possibly both legal teams
  8. Agreement is dually signed by both parties.

New partnerships must be fully executed/dually signed by December 1 of each year in order to send and receive students for the following fall/year term and August 1 of each year for the following spring term.

Proposing a Reciprocal Exchange Agreement

Faculty, departments or colleges/schools may request a new Reciprocal Exchange Agreement by completing the documents and steps listed above. Once documents 2, 3 and 4 above are completed and signed, please forward to them to the student exchange contact (Lindsay D. Jones) listed below. The student exchange contact will then facilitate steps 5-9.

All new exchange partnerships include a statement that the University of Texas must send students first to the foreign country before any foreign students may be received by UT. This practice has been put into place to ensure that departments, colleges and schools have a plan for sustaining recruitment for the partnership and to ensure that UT Austin can maintain balanced mobility.

Note: The University no longer enters into overarching general Memorandums of Understanding (2010).

Proposing an Affiliation Agreement

Faculty, departments or colleges/schools may initiate an Affiliation Agreement. Affiliation Agreements differ from Reciprocal Exchange Agreements in that they only pertain to the enrollment of UT students in credit-bearing third party programs abroad.

To begin the sponsoring unit must completing the documents and steps listed above. Once documents 2, 3 and 4 above are completed and signed, please forward to them to the student exchange contact (Lindsay D. Jones) listed below. The student exchange contact will then facilitate steps 5-9.

Course Equivalency Worksheet

New exchanges and affiliations require the completion of a Course Equivalency Worksheet. This worksheet provides a means for equating the courses taught at the foreign location to the UT course inventory.  This worksheet is a critical element that helps ensure academic compatibility.

Agreement Types

Study Abroad in the International Office, reporting to the Vice Provost for International Activities, is responsible for assisting academic units with establishing and maintaining contracts that directly support student mobility for academic credit.

Exchange Type Purpose Links and Documents For More Information:

Student Exchange

Exchange of students for the purpose of earning credit towards a degree

Please read above

Study Abroad | International Office
Lindsay D. Jones
512-471-2491
studyabroadoffice@austin.utexas.edu

Faculty Exchange (teaching)

Exchange of faculty for the purpose of lecturing or teaching

 

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Renee Wallace
512-232-3320
rlwallace@austin.utexas.edu

Faculty Exchange (non-teaching; Research or combination of research and scholarly activity)

Exchange of faculty for the purpose of engaging in research activity (teaching or other scholarly activities are incidental)

Send an email message to: VP for Research Office

vp-research-sr@mail.utexas.edu

The Office of the Vice President for Research
Liza Scarborough
512-471-2877
liza@austin.utexas.edu

Research/Materials Exchange

Faculty or student research, collaborative research projects, access to archives or museums, conferences, joint publications

Visiting Researchers and Scholars

The Office of the Vice President for Research
Liza Scarborough
512-471-2877
liza@austin.utexas.edu

Dual and Joint Degrees

Dual: Student awarded diplomas from both UT and partner institution upon completion of coursework

Joint: Student awarded one diploma bearing the seals of both institutions upon completion of coursework

The Graduate School does not enter into dual or joint degree agreements at this time (May 2010).

Likewise, The University is not currently engaging in undergraduate initiatives of this nature.

Office of Graduate Studies
Michelle Broadway
512-232-3625
mbroadway@mail.utexas.edu

Note: The University of Texas does not enter into contractual relationships for the purpose of facilitating a single student's academic initiative. Individual students needing University support should work with their department chair and dean. Some needs may require review by UT Legal Affairs.

Last Updated: HMT 3/17/2014