Affiliation Agreements typically do not involve any transfer of funds, but there is a perceived benefit to engaging in the agreements for each party. Common examples are Clinical or Educational Affiliation Agreements by which the University of Illinois may send one or more students to another clinic or school in order to receive training, practicum, or instruction in a specialization or facility that is not available to them in our community; and Student Teaching Agreements by which University of Illinois students are placed in local and/or regional elementary and secondary schools as student teachers. These types of agreements provide a benefit to our students in terms of experience and additional learning opportunities and they also provide a benefit to the other party that receives the services of Illinois students without having to pay them wages.
If the agreement is with a foreign institution, the agreement should either originate from, or be approved by the Office of International Programs and Studies.
Where to Start:
For assistance in drafting a single instance affiliation agreement, contact the AVP Office. If your college or department is going to be entering into multiple affiliation agreements with more than one institution, contact University Counsel. That office will review drafts you have prepared and, where appropriate, create template agreement forms for future use.