Dalian University

Agreement for International Education Cooperation

Between Dalian University (Dalian, China) and Brandon University (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)

1. Purpose

In recognition of the proven value, both personal and educational, of the exchange experience for students, staff and faculty, it is our intention to establish, at the institutional level, the principles, policy guidelines, and procedures required to facilitate such exchanges between our institutions.

2. Objective

The objective of this agreement is to encourage international educational cooperation and exchange between the two institutions in the following area: Exchange of faculty members.

3. Scope

The agreement between Brandon University and Dalian University may be in any appropriate academic field available at either institution, subject to the prior approval of the administration of the host institution. The universities will focus on Education.

4. Exchange of Professors

A) Teaching Exchanges

  1. All teaching exchanges are based on the principle of reciprocity; each institution may nominate professors to participate in an exchange for the purpose of teaching and research in the other institution on a reciprocal basis.
  2. The participants are subject to approval by the host institution.
  3. The period of exchange will normally be for one or two semesters, but not to exceed one academic year.
  4. Travel and living expenses for professors on teaching exchanges are not compensated by the host institution.
  5. In general, professors on teaching exchanges will remain on regular salary and benefits with their respective institutions; some additional remuneration for differential/cost of living may be paid when negotiated.
  6. Remuneration for special projects are subject to special negotiation between the faculty member and the host institution.
  7. Professors on teaching exchanges must carry medical health insurance, which meets the requirements of the host institution and/or the host government.

B) Visiting Scholars

  1. Visiting scholars from either institution may make, at the request or with the approval of the host institution, a visit to the other institution for the purpose of research, consulting and short-term teaching, subject to prior negotiation.
  2. Travel and living expenses for visiting scholars are not normally paid by the host institution, unless specific arrangements are made and agreed to in advance.
  3. The host institution will provide institutional and library access; efforts will be made, subject to prior negotiation, to provide office space and access to needed facilities.
  4. Visiting scholars must carry medical health insurance, which meets the requirements of the host institution and/or the host government.

5. Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

  1. The universities will endeavour to explore the possibilities of engaging in “virtual” student and faculty exchanges through a distributed learning environment and the use of technologies related to the Internet.
  2. The universities will explore the possibility of developing joint research projects, as negotiated by the institutions, in the area of distributed and technology enhanced learning environments.

6. Duration, Conditions and Modifications of the Agreement

  1. This agreement shall become effective upon the signature of the designated officials of both institutions, and its actual implementation will begin as soon as both institutions have identified qualified individuals in each institution ready to participate in the exchange.
  2. This agreement will be valid for three years from the date of signature.
  3. The absence of exchanges during any one academic year is possible and does not nullify this agreement.
  4. In accordance with the relevant policies in place at each of the partner institutions, there will be no discrimination against any person, for any reason, who qualifies as a participant in the program supported by this document.
  5. Modifications may be proposed at any time, effective from the date of written notification signed by both institutions.
  6. This agreement comes into effect from the moment of signing by the Presidents of both institutions for a period of three years and will, other than outright cancellation, automatically remain in force for the three years unless notification is communicated by one of the institutions not less than six months before the end of the period.