Click through the sections below for guidelines to consider while identifying an international partner.
- 1. Reputation & Accreditation
- 2. Institutional History
- 3. Financial Implications
- 4. Suitability and Sustainability
- 5. University Support for Partnership
- 6. Evaluation and Renewal
Reputation & Accreditation
✓ Does the university abroad meet the required accreditation standards?
✓ What is the university’s reputation in the home country and abroad?
✓ Do we currently have a partnership with the institution?
✓ Have we had a partnership with this institution in the past?
✓ If the partnership ended, what were the terms behind the cancellation?
✓ Do we have faculty/staff linked to the institution?
✓ Will the partnership be of mutual interest?
✓ What population (faculty, students, staff) will this partnership serve?
✓ Is it mutually beneficial?
✓ What is the availability of support (faculty/administrative/student) resources at the overseas institution (and Georgetown if appropriate)?
✓ Does the partnership fulfill a curricular need?
✓ Does the partnership conflict with current academic offerings and/or existing partners in the same location?
✓ Does the partnership have expansion potential?
✓ Will the partnership endure?
✓ If this is an exchange, how is it financially reconciled?
✓ Do I understand my department’s requirement for accounting for exchanges?
✓ Is there a chance that the university will lose money?
✓ Has the appropriate department or deans’ office approved this proposal?
✓ Is the department/school’s finance office involved?
✓ If undergraduate, has this been approved by the Program and Policy Committee?