Template for MoUs
Memorandum of Understanding Template
Memorandum of Understanding
[NAME OF PARTNERING INSTITUTION]
This agreement is made this _____ day of __________ between Miami University, a public institution of higher education which is a body politic and corporate located at 501 E. High Street, Miami University, 213 Roudebush Hall, Oxford, Ohio 45056 (hereinafter Miami or Miami University) and [NAME OF PARTNERING INSTITUTION] located at [ADDRESS OF PARTNERING INSTITUTION].
In the spirit of friendship and with mutual interest in cooperation, Miami and [NAME OF PARTNERING INSTITUTION] enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote joint educational and cultural collaboration and agree as follows:
ARTICLE 1: SCOPE OF COLLABORATION
1.1 Areas of collaboration may be proposed by either institution and may include, but are not limited to:
[SELECT THOSE PERTINENT TO YOUR PARTNERSHIP. POSSIBLITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE LISTED BELOW]
- Joint and articulated degree programs
- Joint teaching, research, or cultural activity;
- Mobility of faculty, scholars, and students between institutions;
- Staff professional development;
- Sharing or creation of educational materials and resources.
1.2 Any specific activity developed under this MOU shall be detailed in a subsequent agreement, signed by each institution’s authorized signatory, which will describe the scope of the proposed activity, intended outcomes, budget, and responsible departments or individuals. For Miami University, the authorized signatory is either the Provost or Dean of the appropriate academic unit.
1.3 All activities shall be subject to the availability of funds and the approval of each institution’s authorized representatives.
ARTICLE 2: DURATION AND EVALUATION
2.1 This MOU shall be in effect for a period of [XX] years from the last date of signature. Either party may request termination of this agreement, in writing, ninety (90) days prior to the proposed termination date. Any activities in progress at the time of termination shall be permitted to conclude as planned unless otherwise agreed in writing.
2.2 A joint evaluation of the MOU will be initiated by the designated representatives six (6) months prior to the expiration date. Following the evaluation, the MOU may be renewed and resigned for an additional five (5) year period.
2.3 Amendments to this MOU may be requested, in writing, by either party and approved by the authorized signatories.
For [Name of Partnering Institution]
For Miami University
NOTE: Original copies of all Memoranda of Understanding
must be filed in the Offices of the Provost and General Counsel.