Guidelines for Developing Some Common Types of Academic Program Agreements


These guidelines complement the University’s Policy on Executing University Contracts and its Policy on Academic Approval and Signatory Authority for Academic Program Agreements. Any academic program agreement, including those not discussed in detail below, is a contract and is therefore governed by both policies. Readers should consult these policies in addition to relying on the guidelines provided below.

To initiate the process of drafting and approving an academic program agreement, whether a new agreement or a renewal, please first contact your dean’s office. After contacting your dean’s office, a request should be submitted via the online academic program agreement request form. This form should be submitted only for one agreement; if you have multiple agreement requests, please submit one form for each proposal. Please anticipate that the types of academic program agreements outlined below could take up to approximately six weeks from the time they are proposed until enacted.  For general questions on the academic program agreement process that are not addressed here, please contact Matt Banfield, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

General Agreements for Academic Cooperation and Exchange

Student Exchange Agreements

Study Abroad Agreements


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If you need the form provided to you in an accessible format, please contact Matt Banfield, 434-924-5446.



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