Information for Prospective Partnerships

Types of Partnerships :

General Agreement Guidelines

When considering a new partner it is important to assess the potential of the partnership to ensure a long and active collaboration. Please consider the following:

  • The academic standing and quality of the potential partner

  • The potential interest among Kent State students for exchange or study abroad

  • The available resources to implement the proposed projects or activities

  • The availability of support from campus divisions (i.e. Research and Education Development, Curriculum Services, Office of the Registrar, etc.)

  • The level of commitment from each institution

Establishing a New Agreement

Please consult with the International Partnerships Division before beginning any formal negotiations with a potential partner regarding the following:

  •   The type and scope of the proposed partnership

  •   Aspects of mutual responsibility

  •   Financial considerations (scholarships, grant funding, etc.)

  •   Terms of the proposed agreement, especially in relation to student exchanges, articulation agreements, or special degree completion programs

The initial consultation will help determine if a formal agreement is necessary and the type of agreement(s) that should be developed.  If it is decided that an agreement should be developed, the sponsoring unit must submit an International Partnership Application form. The information requested in the application assists with the development and maintenance of the potential partnership.

The International Partnerships Division will provide assistance in drafting the agreement and reviewing the draft with the potential partner. If negotiations are needed the International Partnerships Division will assist the sponsoring unit and interact with University Counsel. Once all of the parties have agreed to the draft agreement it will be ready to be finalized.

For more information, contact the International Partnerships Division at:

Finalizing and Signing an Agreement

All agreements, including college or department-specific agreements, may only be signed by the President or Provost of Kent State University. The International Partnerships Division will assist with the signing process to ensure that all of the steps are completed prior to the signing. Typically Kent State signs the agreements first and then sends them to the proposed partner. All of the original agreements are cataloged and maintained by the International Partnerships Division at Kent State University.

Questions? Contact Us

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