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Program Agreements

UMKC has many collaborations and partnerships with institutions around the world. These agreements are grounded in the academic mission of the university, with the express commitment to comprehensive internationalization through the education of globally competent citizens who understand the diverse and global nature of business, politics, the arts, research, the environment and health.

MOUs and MOAs

Academic partnerships between UMKC and international institutions are normally created through two types of documents - MOUs and MOAs

An MOU is the initial university-wide agreement that establishes an institutional collaboration between UMKC and an international partner. The MOU is general in language; its purpose is to affirm a commitment to collaborate in such areas as student exchange and education, faculty exchange and development, research, publication, scholarly symposia, and other mutually beneficial forms of cooperation.

  • MOU discussions are initiated by a UMKC academic unit or department in conjunction with an international partner institution.
  • International Academic Programs (IAP) prepares an initial MOU draft, using the established UMKC MOU template that has been approved by UM-System Legal Counsel.
  • When the initial draft is completed, it is circulated among a review group consisting of: the Director of International Academic Program (IAP), the Director of International Student Affairs Office (ISAO), and the academic leadership in the Office of the Provost. This draft is accompanied by a brief paragraph explaining who is initiating the agreement and why it is an important partnership for UMKC. Since the MOU conforms to a standard approved template, the primary purpose of this review is to make key individuals aware of the new partnership.
  • This draft is shared with the proposed partner institution for content review.
  • After approval of the review group, the MOU is sent to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for signature, and when appropriate the initiating Dean or Department Chair.
  • Once the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor has signed the agreement, the Provost Office oversees the mailing of two copies to the partner institution for its signature with the request to return one signed copy to the Provost Office. The signed physical copy remains in a permanent file in the Provost Office.
  • The Provost Office will generate an electronic copy of the signed document to be housed in an electronic master file on the Office of the Provost website, and will circulate electronic copies to all parties.
  • IAP maintains a master list and electronic file of all international agreements, both completed and in process, that makes it possible to coordinate and build upon UMKC’s growing internationalization.

An MOA is a formal agreement, grounded in the original MOU, which expands upon the established institutional partnership between UMKC and an international partner. The MOA establishes academic and partnership expectations and procedures between UMKC and another university, college or educational institution. The MOA is specific to individual academic units, and is intended to describe a partnership between the academic programs of two or more institutions. It describes in clear language the role of each partner institution in the proposed program or project. The MOA will identify the academic mission, the necessary criteria for the admission/participation of students into particular academic programs, costs and fees, coursework, teaching responsibilities and all other relevant information for the implementation of the program.

  • Articulation agreements are predicated on a previously signed, active Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and are developed to implement the intentions of that agreement.
  • Articulation agreements comprise a broad range of types of collaboration, including short term workshops, inter-session and summer programs, a variety of degree-earning programs, and other forms of cooperation.
  • Memorandum of Articulation (MOA) discussions are initiated by an academic unit or department in conjunction with an international partner institution.
  • Initial drafts of an MOA are created for the academic unit by International Academic Programs (IAP). Early collaboration with the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) is required to assure compliance with Federal laws governing visas, to certify that the universities for which partnerships are sought are quality partners and produce students who are capable of being successful at UMKC, to evaluate the grading systems to assist academic units in setting acceptable admission standards, and to determine potential involvement of other Student Affairs offices;
  • The draft MOA is reviewed by UM-System Legal Counsel or their campus designee, who is charged with ascertaining compliance to legal and contractual obligations and risk for enhanced liability on the part of the University;
  • Drafts will be routed and tracked by International Academic Programs. There are two different classes of MOAs: 
    • Articulation agreements for non-credit bearing cultural and academic programs such as short term workshops and summer offerings that are hosted by a particular academic unit such as Bloch’s 14-day Executive Development Program, are reviewed as follows:
      • Review by the Director of ISAO to determine what if any services provided by Student Affairs including ISAO are necessary, and to direct the agreement to appropriate offices for their review; ISAO is responsible for communicating the results of these reviews to IAP;
      • When necessary, review by other offices and units, such as the School of Graduate Studies;
      • Final review by the academic leadership in the Office of the Provost;
      • Signature by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and the Dean of the host academic unit and by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management when the MOA includes admission, enrollment, scholarships, or other Student Affairs components.
    • Articulation agreements that include academic credit, standard fees and/or tuition, scholarships, transfer of credits, proceed as follows:
      • The Director of ISAO will oversee the necessary internal Student Affairs review and will have a specific responsibility for reviewing all components related to areas within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, e.g., financial aid, scholarships, registration, etc., and involving those directors as necessary. ISAO is responsible for communicating the results of these reviews to Student Affairs and Enrollment Management leadership and to IAP;
      • The academic leadership in the Office of the Provost will review to confirm compliance with HLC standards, alignment with the stated university mission and UMKC Strategic Plan, and sustainability.
      • All agreements involving graduate students must be reviewed and approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
      • The MOA is signed by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Dean of the host academic unit, and by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management when the MOA includes admission, enrollment, scholarships, or other Student Affairs components.
    • Once the MOA is signed, the Provost Office oversees the mailing of two copies to the partner institution for their signature with the request to return one signed copy to the Provost Office.
    • The Provost Office will distribute electronic copies to all parties and maintain the appropriate information on the Provost Office website; the signed physical copies remain in a permanent file in the Office of the Provost.

Agreements with International Institutions

This table lists details of international agreements.
Country University School/College Agreement Date Signed AY Effective

Argentina

University of Belgrano

Arts and Sciences

Agreement of Cooperation for Summer Study Abroad

7/1/09

indefinite

Austria

Medical University of Graz

School of Medicine

MOU

8/2/10

2010-2015

Austria

University of Klagenfurt

General

MOU

renewal: 1/11/10

indefinite

Belgium

Haute Ecole Lean

General

MOU

renewal: 1/11/10

indefinite

Belgium

Haute Ecole Leonard de Vinci

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

6/2/14

2014-2017

Brazil

Casa Thomas Jefferson

Applied Language Institute

MOU

1/15/15

2015-2018

Brazil

Centro Universitario Do Estado Do Para

School of Law

Articulation Agreement

6/25/14

2014-2017

Brazil

CESUPA Centro Universitario do Estado do Para

Law

MOA

7/30/14

2014-2017

Brazil

Uni-Evanagelica

Applied Language Institute

MOU

3/16/15

2015-2018

Brazil

UTFPR Federal University of Technology-Parana

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

12/10/14

2014-2017

Cameroon

Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board

School of Medicine

Letter of Understanding

6/19/12

2010-2016

Canada

University of Calgary

College of Arts & Sciences

MOA

3/08/13

 

Canada

York University

Bloch School

Executive Education Agreement

1/2/08

2008-2010

Chile

Universidad Catolica De Temuco

College of Arts and Sciences

MOU

10/9/13

2013-2016

China

Beijing University

School of Medicine

MOA

12/17/12

 

China

Chang'an University

Bloch

MOU

11/18/15

2015-2018

China

Chongqing Technology and Business University

Bloch

MOU

11/18/15

2015-2018

China

China University of Political Science and Law

School of Law

MOU

6/1/14

2014-2017

China

East Asia Institute of Beijing

Bloch

MOA

3/23/12

2012-2016

China

East Asia Institute of Beijing

Bloch

MOU

7/10/10

2010-2016

China

Harbin Institute of Technology

Bloch School

MOU

11/7/12

2012-2015

China

Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai

College of Arts and Sciences

MOA

5/14/16

2016-2021

China

Hohai University

General

MOU

6/3/15

2015-2018

China

Huaibei Normal University

Bloch

MOU

11/18/15

2015-2018

China

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange-American Study Abroad Program

Bloch School

MOA

6/13/13

2013

China

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange

Bloch School

MOA

7/15/13

2013

China

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange

Bloch School

MOA

8/23/13

2013-2014

China

Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange

Bloch School

MOA

10/23/13

2013-2014

China

Nanjing University for Science and Technology

Bloch School

MOA

10/23/13

2013-2014

China

Nanjing College of Information Technology NJCIT

Bloch

MOU

5/20/14

2013-2014

China

University of Science and Technology Liaoning

General

MOU

6/25/15

2015-2018

China

Quanzhou Normal University

General

MOU

4/10/15

2015-2018

China

Shanghai International Studies University School of Law

School of Law

MOU

5/14/14

2014-2017

China

Shanghai University

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

5/20/14

2014-2017

China

Tan Kah Kee College

Bloch School

MOA

1/1/12

2012-2016

China

The International College, Xiamen University

Bloch School

Articulation Agreement

11/5/15

2015-2020

China

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology-American Study Abroad Program

Bloch School

MOA

8/23/13

2013-2014

China

Xiamen University International School

Bloch School

MOA

8/20/14

2014-2018

China

Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College

Bloch School

MOA

7/3/13

2013-2014

China

Xianda College of Economics and Humanities Shanghai International Studies University

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

2/14/14

2014-2017

China

Yan'an University

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

10/22/15

2015-2018

China

Yunnan University

School of Law

MOU

6/23/14

2014-2017

China

Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics School of Law (ZUFE)

Law

MOA

China

Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics School of Law (ZUFE)

Law

MOU

Columbia

Universidad Cooperativa de Columbia

General

MOU

11/21/14

2014-2017

Croatia

University of Zagreb Academy of Music

Conservatory

MOU

6/8/12

2012-2015

European Partners

Transatlantic Business School Alliance

Bloch School

MOU

2008

2008-2012

France

The University of Angers

General

MOU

2/17/15

2015-2018

France

Universite Paris Ouest nanterre La Defense UFR

School of Arts

MOU

6/11/14

2014-2017

Germany

Bremen University of Applied Sciences

General

MOU

renewed 2009

ongoing

Germany

Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences

General

MOU

1999; renewed 2013

ongoing

Germany

Kempten University of Applied Sciences

General

MOU/Exchange

since late 1990s; renewed 2015

ongoing; renewed 1/26/15

Germany

Stuttgart University

School of Nursing

MOU

6/20/11

 

India

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

5/17/16

2016-2019

India

Neemrana Institute of Information Technology University

School of Computing and Engineering

MOA

6/23/14

2014-2019

India

NIIT

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

1/7/2013

2013-2018

Indonesia

Institut Teknologi Bandung

School of Computing and Engineering

MOU

9/8/15

2015-2018

Indonesia

Universitas Ciputra

General

MOU

11/25/2013

2013-2016

Indonesia

Universitas of Sumatera Utara

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

1/9/14

2014-2017

Italy

SACI/Florence

Arts & Science

MOU/Affiliation Agreement

4/25/2015

ongoing

Italy

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore)

General

MOU

7/15/2013

2013-2016

Italy

University of Rome La Sapienza Italy

School of Law

MOU

6/25/14

2014-2017

Japan

Kurashiki City College

School of Education

MOU

7/25/2013

2013-2016

Japan

Ohkagakuen University

General

MOU

5/7/2013

2013-2016

Kazakhstan

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

School of Law

MOU

 

 

Korea

Catholic University of Daegu

Arts & Science/ Applied Language Institute

MOA

2/12/15

ongoing

Korea

Catholic University of Daegu

General

MOU

3/2010

ongoing

Korea

Dongguk

Arts & Science/ Applied Language Institute

MOA

2/12/15

ongoing

Korea

Dongguk

General

MOU

10/8/2010

2010-2013

Korea

Keimyung

General

MOU

original agreement in 1985; 11/6/13

2013-2018

Korea

Konkuk University

General

MOU

10/22/13

2013-2016

Korea

University of Seoul

General

MOU

10/23/13

2013-2016

Korea

University of Seoul

School of Law

MOU

10/23/13

2013-2016

Korea

Wonkwang University

All short term programs

MOA

1/27/15

2015-2018

Korea

Wonkwang University

General

MOU

8/21/14

2014-2017

Kuwait

Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait

General Undergraduate Programs

MOA

2/12/09

 

Kuwait

Ministry of Public Health, and Ministry of Education of Kuwait

Dentistry

MOA

2009

Malaysia

Sunway University

General

MOU

12/11/14

2014-2019

Malaysia

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

General

MOU

1/30/15

2015-2020

Malaysia

University of Malaysia Perlis

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

10/5/13

2013-2016

Mexico

Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo

General

MOU

10/17/14

2014-2017

Mexico

PanAmerican University of the United Mexican States

General

MOU

8/3/15

2015-2018

Mexico

Universidade Autonoma de Baja California Sur

General

MOU

12/20/06

2006-2009

Portugal

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

General

MOU

11/25/14

2014-2017

Singapore

SIRIUS Training and Education Institute

Bloch

MOA

3/23/12

2012-2016

Singapore

SIRIUS Training and Education Institute

Bloch

MOU

11/15/11

2011-2014

Singapore

TMC Academy

Bloch

Articulation Agreement

11/5/15

2015-2020

Singapore

TMC Academy

Bloch

MOA

3/6/13

2013-2017

Singapore

TMC Academy

Bloch

MOU

6/26/12

2012-2015

South Africa

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Supplemental Instruction

Project Based Agreement

9/12/94

1994-1999

Taiwan

Chung Yuan Christian University

General

MOU

8/10/14

2014-2017

Taiwan

National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

6/25/14

2014-2017

Taiwan

National Taipei University

Arts & Sciences History

MOA

2/5/15

ongoing

Thailand

College of Music Mahido University

Conservatory

MOU

5/16/13

2013-2016

Thailand

Payap University

General

MOU

11/4/11

2011-2016

Turkey

Bursa Orhangazi University

General Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

MOU

8/14/13

2013-2016

Turkey

Canik Basari University

Engineering, Education, Business and Management

MOU

5/1/14

2014-2017

Turkey

Meliksah University

General

MOU

5/12/11

2011-2014

Turkey

Suleyman Sah University

General

MOU

12/8/11

2011-2014

Turkey

Trakya University

General

MOU

7/28/11

2011-2016

Vietnam

American Pacific University

Computing & Engineering, Health Sciences

MOU

9/10/10

 

Agreements with Domestic Institutions

Academic partnerships between UMKC and domestic institutions are normally created through four types of documents - MOUs, MOAs, Consortial Agreements, and Dual Degree Program Agreements.

This table lists details of domestic agreements.
Partner Institution UMKC Academic Unit Agreement Type Date Signed Academic Year Effective
Baker University School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program Agreement 6/15/2015 2015-2016
Cottey College School of Computing and Engineering Articulation Agreement 8/20/2013 2013-2014
Fontbonne University School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program Agreement 7/1/2010 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College Conservatory of Music and Dance Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College Henry W. Bloch School of Management Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Education Articulation Agreement 1/10/2010 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Education Articualtion Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Nursing and Health Studies Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College General Education MOA 10/7/2017 2018-2019
Johnson County Community College School of Pharmacy Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Biological Sciences Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Dentistry Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College School of Computing and Engineering Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Johnson County Community College College of Arts and Sciences Articulation Agreement 6/10/2009 2009-2010
Kansas City Art Institute Henry W. Bloch School of Management MOU 2/26/2019 2018-2019
Kansas City Kansas Community College Henry W. Bloch School of Management Articulation Agreement 8/1/2011 2011-2012
Kansas City Kansas Community College School of Computing and Engineering Articulation Agreement 10/3/2007 2007-2008
Lincoln University College of Arts and Sciences Articulation Agreement 5/28/2002 2001-2002
Metropolitan Community College Conservatory of Music and Dance Articulation Agreement 2/13/2002 2001-2002
Metropolitan Community College Henry W. Bloch School of Management Articulation Agreement 5/7/2007 2006-2007
Metropolitan Community College School of Education Articulation Agreement 3/4/2010 2009-2010
Metropolitan Community College School of Nursing and Health Studies Articulation Agreement 2/13/2002 2001-2002
Metropolitan Community College School of Nursing and Health Studies MOU 8/24/2018 2018-2019
Metropolitan Community College Honors College MOU 8/3/2016 2016-2017
Metropolitan Community College School of Computing and Engineering Articulation Agreement 8/16/2007 2006-2007
Metropolitan Community College School of Computing and Engineering MOA 8/26/2015 2015-2020
Metropolitan Community College School of Computing and Engineering MOU 4/9/2009 2009-2010
Metropolitan Community College College of Arts and Sciences Articulation Agreement 4/21/2008 2007-2008
Metropolitan Community College - RooMentum All MAA 9/17/2019 2018-2019
Metropolitan Community College - RooMentum "On-Track" Dual Admission program All MOA 9/17/2019 2018-2019
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City School of Biological Sciences Articualtion Agreement 2/13/2002 2002-2003
Millikin University School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program Agreement 8/20/2015 2015-2016
Missouri Southern State College School of Nursing and Health Studies MOU 7/1/1997 2005-2006
Missouri Southern State University School of Dentistry MOU 6/6/2005 2005-2006
Missouri Western State College School of Nursing and Health Studies MOU 07/0 1/01 2001-2002
Ozarks Technical Community College Honors College Articulation Agreement 1/12/2016 2016-2017
Park University Henry W. Bloch School of Management MOA 12/3/2015 2016-2017
Park University, Avila University, Kansas City Art Institute, The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education All Consortium Agreement 05/01/14 2014-2015
Rockhurst University School of Nursing and Health Studies MOU 12/22/2017 2017-2018
Rockhurst University School of Computing and Engineering Consortial Agreement 4/19/2012 2011-2013
South Dakota State University School of Nursing and Health Studies MOU 5/13/2002 2002-2003
St Charles Community College Honors College Articualtion Agreement 5/21/2017 2017-2018
University of Saint Mary School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program Agreement 2/17/2015 2015-2016
Washburn University School of Computing and Engineering Dual Degree Program Agreement 10/5/2016 2016-2017
William Jewell College Henry W. Bloch School of Management Dual Degree Program Agreement 5/16/2015 2015-2016