|Establishment and Renewal of International Agreements Procedure|
To codify the procedures that apply for developing and executing agreements between the Faculty of Business and Economics and international universities.
This procedure applies to all international agreements for the Faculty of Business and Economics (“the faculty”) across all campuses and schools in respect of any proposed or existing international agreements between the faculty and overseas institutions. There are three main parts to this process:
The procedure set out in Part A must be followed for all agreements with an international University. The operational detail of the agreement is then finalised in Part B. The contractual detail of the agreement is finalised under Part C.
While the faculty is responsible for assessing the detail of the proposal, it is important to note that agreements are subject to overall University approval processes (refer sections 3 and 6 below). In particular:
Part A: Developing an MOU/student exchange
1. Commencing the process – identifying a Faculty Champion
A staff member who would like to commence the process for entering into an agreement between an international university and the faculty must notify the International Project Coordinator who will coordinate the process. The staff member raising the proposal is thereafter referred to as the “Faculty Champion” for the proposal
2. Preliminary discussions and Faculty level in-principle endorsement of the relationship with the proposed institutional partner
2.1 The Faculty Champion completes the Faculty’s Proposal for International Agreement form and submits the completed form to the Faculty International Project Coordinator.
3.1 The International Project Coordinator submits the University documentation to the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) (ODVCGE) for review and in-principle approval by the DVCGE.
Part B: Determining a credit arrangement
4.1 The Faculty Champion is required to outline the scope of the credit transfer arrangement in general terms in the Faculty form (see 2.1 above). For example:
4.2 Admission and credit arrangements are subject to the approval of the Admission and Credit Transfer Committee (see section 5.2 below)
5.1 The Group Manager, Student Services (or delegate) undertakes a full block credit assessment, confirms all admission requirements, then submits a completed Credit Table template to the Secretary of the Admission and Credit Transfer (ACT) Committee, who will arrange for its consideration by the committee.
Part C: Finalising the agreement, contracts and related administration
7.1 The International Project Coordinator arranges for the final agreement to be signed by the Dean and then sent to the relevant officer of the partner institution for signing and return.
The Faculty International Project Coordinator arranges for:
|Responsibility for implementation||
Deputy Dean Education
Deputy Dean Education
|Governance Record||Faculty Education Committee
Meeting number: 2/2012
Meeting date: Thursday 19 April 2012
Agenda item: 10.1
|Date Effective||Semester 1, 2012|
|Review Date||26 February 2017|
|Owner||Faculty of Business and Economics|
|Author||Deputy Dean Education|
|Content Enquiries||Academic Governance Unit