Completion of the Feasibility Report for A New Partnership Agreement
For faculty and staff beginning the process of considering an international partnership agreement, USF World recommends colleagues initiate department/college level discussions regarding a potential inter-institutional relationship. Department Chairs and College Deans will need to sign the Feasibility Report so that proposers have confidence their initiative will be supported. It is critical that the proposing faculty and staff are familiar with the institutions they are considering working with.
The questions on the Feasibility Report are designed to assist faculty and staff consider whether these institutions represent viable colleagues and to ensure USF faculty are confident about this potential opportunity. Consideration also needs to be given to the estimated annual resources required to successfully implement this agreement and to what type of support funds will be needed (E&G, Foundation, tuition waivers, etc.).
Once complete, send the original Feasibility Report to: Adriana Morales, Assistant Director for Global Affairs, 4202 East Fowler Ave, CGS 101, and Tampa, FL 33620.
The report will be promptly reviewed and approved by USF World. You can read about next steps in the agreement process, depending upon which type of agreement you are initiating, here.
International Agreements with Foreign Countries of Concern (FCOC)
Florida Law, Sec 288.860, Florida Statutes, places restrictions and requires greater oversight for agreements entered into with a foreign country of concern (FCOC), including the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Cuba, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, or the Syrian Arab Republic, including any agency of or any other entity under significant control of such an FCOC. All proposed agreements with FCOC will be reviewed by a USF International Agreements Compliance Committee including representatives from the following offices: General Counsel, USF World, Export Control, Foreign Influence, Government Relations, and the Office of the President. The committee will provide oversight and additional review of the proposed agreement to ensure compliance with Florida Statutes.
USF Health faculty and staff interested in signing an international agreement should contact USF Health International.
USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and USF St. Petersburg campus faculty and staff interested in signing an international agreement should contact your USF World campus representative to start the conversation. This will ensure that each institutional campus will be aware of your plans. Wendy Baker (USF St. Petersburg campus) and Dr. Brandon McLeod (Sarasota-Manatee campus) will then liaise with USF World Tampa campus.