MOUs Template

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Memorandum of Understanding
Between
Tennessee State University, USA
And
__________ University, Country
This MEMORANDUM of UNDERSTANDING (MOU), effective immediately upon
signing, is made and entered into by and between Tennessee State University, 3500 John
A. M e r r i t t Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee (hereinafter referred to as TSU) and _____
University, University Address_________ (hereinafter referred to as _____) under the
following terms and conditions.
TERM OF A GR EEMENT
This MOU will begin upon signing and expire three years after commencement or when·superseded
by an Agreement of Academic Cooperation ( A A C ) , whichever comes first.
P URPO SE
The purpose of this MOU is to signify each institution’s intent to develop a formal
institutional relationship and appropriate linkages and thereby create the solid foundation
for mutual cooperation and collaboration among the academic disciplines, student services,
cultural groups, community partnerships etc. that TSU and ________ have in common.
SCOPE OF UNDER STANDIN G
The scope of this MOU will include the areas of teaching, research, cultural exchanges,
faculty/staff development and student exchanges and any other related areas that are
mutually determined to be appropriate by the partner institutions in the future. Under the
framework of this MOU, any and all departments and units of the partner institutions have
the ability, in coordination with the respective points of contact identified below, to
develop and engage in joint activities.
The content and special conditions of such activities shall be specified by the
collaborating departments in a specific Agreement of Academic Cooperation (AAC) that
will govern their relationship. This MOU does not require either TSU or ________ to assume
any financial obligations. Mutually and clearly agreed upon financial obligations between
TSU and ___________will be put in writing in a separate AAC.
MISCELLANEOUS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The institutions assure that they will not discriminate against any individual including,
but not limited to employees or applicants for employment and/or students because of
race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status or national origin.
Each institution to this MOU shall be solely responsible for any and all actions,
suits, damages, liability or other proceedings brought against it as a result of the alleged
negligence, misconduct error or omission of any of its officers, agents or employees.
Neither institution is obligated to indemnify the other party or to hold the other
institution harmless from costs or expenses incurred as a result of such claims: and.
each shall continue to enjoy all rights, claims and defenses available to it under law.
COORDINATION
In order to oversee this MOU and to effectively coordinate with the associated
departments and supplementary AAC, both parties agree that the institutional points of
contact shall be the following:
For TSU:
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, President
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Phone : (615) 963-7401
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: www .tnstate.edu
For ________:
Dr. ________________, Title_______
__________ University
_______________________________
_______________________________
Phone: _________________________
Fax: _________________________
E-Mail: _________________________
Website:_______________________
NATURE OF THIS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
This non-binding MOU is not a legally enforceable agreement and does not give rise to
any legal obligations but rather describes the actions that TSU and _________ intend to
take. No funds are committed and no legal obligations are created by this MOU. Any
commitment of funds shall be made under separate documents.
Signed on behalf of Tennessee State University:
_________________________
President, Glenda Baskin Glover
_________________
Date
Signed on behalf of __________ University:
_________________________
Title, Name
_________________
Date
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