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Partnerships with PreK-12 schools

Miami University has developed partnerships with elementary, middle, and high schools or school districts in the United States and abroad to:

  • Promote access to higher education, including the recruitment and enrollment of students to Miami;
  • Offer dual enrollment courses and post-secondary educational opportunities (PSEO);
  • Offer educator professional development;
  • Advance improvement of schools;
  • Make Miami e-learning courses and programs available to students;
  • Engage in joint or collaborative research, service, creative, or other educational projects.

These are non-financial agreements, in which no money is exchanged between Miami University and the outside partners, although they may involve tuition agreements/waivers. Non-financial agreements are processed through Buyway, following the procedure below:

  1. Login to Buyway.
  2. Select the Contract Routing Academic Non-Financial tile on the home screen.
  3. Provide all requested information, taking care not to change or alter the "Commodity Code" in the "Routing Info" section.
  4. Attach a draft copy of the agreement in the "Attach Agreement Here" section. When naming your file, use this convention: yyyy_mm_EntityName_descriptor (e.g., 2016_01_LakotaWestHS_EHS_internship.docx).
  5. Select Add and Go to Cart in the top right of the form, then click Go.
  6. On the next page, click Proceed to Checkout in the upper right.
  7. On the next page, add your contact information:
    1. Select Edit in the "Ship to" field.
    2. Choose Select from Org Addresses in the pop-up box.
    3. In the search box, type in the full name of your department and click Search.
    4. From the list of search results, select the appropriate department address.
    5. Click Save in the "Ship to" edit window.
  8. Click the Accounting Codes tab or link. Note: Even though no funds are being charged, Buyway requires account information and an accounting code must be entered. No charges will be made to the account entered in this field. Enter your accounting information by:
    1. Clicking the Edit button on the far right. A pop-up window will open.
    2. In the "Index" field of the pop-up window, enter your three-letter department code, followed by 001 (e.g., BIO001 if you are from Biology; STA001, if you are from Statistics).
    3. In the "Account" field of the pop-up window, enter 160019 -- this is the code for "Other Administrative."
    4. Click the Recalculate/Validate Values link in the lower right of the pop-up window.
    5. Click Save in the bottom center of the pop-up window.
  9. Click the Place Order button in the upper right.

List of existing partnerships