UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The purpose of this paper is to set forth procedures for establishing a contractual relationship between the University and participating affiliates with respect to the responsibilities and liabilities of both parties.
Many departments, schools, and colleges require or encourage students to have clinical or field training as a part of the curriculum necessary to graduate. Such training experience is usually attained with the cooperation of an outside agency which agrees to participate in a cooperative effort with the particular school or college. It is in the interest of both parties that a formal agreement be in place prior to the acceptance of students into such programs. From a risk management perspective it is especially beneficial for the University department to negotiate a contractual agreement which clearly delineates the level of liability for the parties involved in a way that is consistent with our risk management objectives.
Contracts, affiliation agreements, or agreements that obligate the State of Wisconsin can only be signed by those with signature authority. DO NOT SIGN those types of agreements. The Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance and the Director of Purchasing are the only individuals on campus who have signature authority.