Affiliate Agreements between Financially Autonomous Institutions

Topics: University Systems and Governance

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Research Questions

  • What types of governance and reporting structures exist between constituents and their affiliates?
  • How does a constituent institution ensure that academic quality standards are being applied at the affiliate institution?


Different types of affiliation agreements exist between financially autonomous institutions. This brief examines affiliate agreements in place at various institutions across the United States and Canada and the policies regarding admission, faculty quality assurance, and academic program development in place to ensure that academic standards are consistent across affiliate institutions.

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