Carleton International processes institutional MOUs with universities and other organizations from around the world on behalf of Faculties. These accords support capacity-building, research, mobility, and other forms of academic partnerships. They are required for formalization purposes to support advanced discussions, which lead to concrete international initiatives. They articulate and clarify the working terms agreed upon by all parties involved. Carleton International manages over 100 institutional MOUs in over 40 countries.
Researchers at other institutions should contact a faculty member at Carleton (faculty champion) in order to initiate partnership discussions and identify potential opportunities for collaboration. To initiate an MOU, the faculty champion must complete the International MOU Form and submit it to Ridhima Peravali. Forms should include a description of the proposed institutional partner, a summary of the intended areas of cooperation (including activities), potential Carleton resource commitments, a list of the units or departments involved, as well as a clear explanation of the mutually beneficial elements of the partnership. All MOUs must be reviewed by Carleton International prior to being negotiated. This process includes a legal review, risk assessment, and an administrative review.
Following the review, Carleton International will negotiate with the partner in consultation with the faculty champion to ensure consistency and clarity regarding the objectives and goals. We help determine what type of agreement is required and how the review or approval process should be managed. As the primary point of contact with the other institution, it will be the faculty champion’s responsibility to follow through the terms of the agreement during the life of the accord.