About Agreements

​​​​​Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital facilitates the development of agreements that involve academic arrangements and/or which impact the Academic Division.  The need to protect the university and our students makes it necessary to have written agreements in place for all activities outlining the terms, conditions, and responsibilities expected from CMU and clinical sites to which CMU students are assigned. The university and/or its employees could be held liable for verbal, oral statements made to sponsoring agencies. Although the risk may be remote, the potential liability could be great. Therefore, written agreements are essential to ensure all expectations are clarified.

Affiliation Agreements

•    Field placements
•    field experiences
•    off-campus practica
•    clinical placements
•    student teaching assignments
•    internships

In general, if a CMU student will fulfill any part of a degree or non-degree program at non-CMU locations, an affiliation agreement is required prior to the experience.

Within Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital, the Affiliation Agreements Coordinators are responsible for assisting program coordinators with the preparation, revision, and/or handling of these agreements. They will ensure proper Affiliation Agreement Procedures and Guidelines as outlined in the Domestic Agreements Handbook are followed.

It is imperative that all agreements adhere closely to university policy to ensure the safety of our students. Agreements are also essential to protect the university from liability while students fulfill their academic program requirements at non-CMU locations. Each affiliation agreement will be handled in support of university standard for the relevant program, provides alternate language when necessary, obtains appropriate approvals, finalizes the agreement for appropriate signatures, and seeks execution and distribution.

Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital also works with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) on international agreements. International agreements are increasingly complex due to the evolving relationships between the U.S. and other countries. Anyone contemplating a study abroad arrangement, faculty or student exchange, or other potential linkage which involves an international organization or institution should contact OIA before beginning any serious discussion. 

International Agreements

All international agreements start with the Office of International Affairs (OIA). Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital is responsible for final review and approval of all agreements. Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital will collaborate with the OIA in the preparation of or review of all international agreements and will answer questions and facilitate coordination with other offices on campus such as Risk Management and General Counsel. OIA in consultation with CMU's General Counsel, has completed the 2015 edition of the International Agreements Handbook​. This Handbook is an essential reference for anyone on campus who wishes to develop an international agreement. ​

To search the Agreements System for international agreements, click here.​