Establishing a Parntership and Procedures for Creating New International Agreements
NMSU is always excited to hear of the various ways our faculty are working internationally. Faculty frequently encounter opportunities to establish collaborative agreements with foreign institutions. When this happens, consider the Office of International and Border Programs as your partner in helping set those up. We have numerous templates to serve as starting points for virtually any situation and would be happy to help you develop the agreement.
NMSU has a set procedure to route international agreements through all the proper channels. This routing begins in IBP, goes to the University General Counsel’s office, and is ultimately signed by the Provost (usually) or President. Often other key figures are added when appropriate (VP for Finance or Research, Deans, etc.). This is the Routing Form for Agreements. Brenda Brown in IBP is the person who helps route agreements and manage partnerships.
Note that some exceptions to the above routing procedures do exist, particularly when the agreements are more like contracts with financial obligations. Contact IBP if you have questions.
IBP also offers support to develop agreements. We have many templates on hand, as well as standard agreements we use for more routine situations. One particularly good source is ACE’s online resource for agreement templates.