1. Students involved in MACE collaborative academic programs will pay tuition only at their "home" institutions. No tuition or other remuneration will be exchanged between institutions.
  2. Students will register for courses at their home institution, although the instructor may be resident at another Missouri, "provider" institution. No students will be required to transfer credit between institutions as a result of these collaborative agreements.
  3. Provider institutions will develop a simple system allowing students at home institutions to have easy access to the technology infrastructure at the provider institution to the extent necessary to effectively participate in the course. In general, students at home institutions will not be required to enroll in or be admitted to provider institutions.
  4. Instructors at provider institutions will deliver grades to instructors at home institutions at the end of each semester. Instructors at home institutions will record the grades according to standard practices at the home institution.
  5. Courses will follow the calendar of the provider institution. However, certain calendar issues necessarily call for "flexibility" on the part of the participating institutions. For instance, if starting times are different, they should be clearly communicated during registration. If the semester of the provider university ends later than that of the home university, arrangements should be made for the timely reporting of grades. Finally, there should be sensitivity to the different breaks (i.e. Spring Break, Fall Break) of the participating institutions.
  6. A committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the participating institutions, will determine which courses are offered by each institution and when each course will be offered to the other cooperators. In general, the cooperating institutions will develop a calendar showing course offerings two years in advance.
  7. A committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the participating institutions, will develop a system to ensure that course quality is maintained, faculty credentials are appropriate and accreditation standards are upheld.
  8. A committee composed of faculty representatives from each of the participating institutions will review the syllabi, textbook, and other significant course materials used in these collaborative agreements.
  9. Clear guidelines should be laid out to address any "enrollment caps", as well as the cancellation of "low enrollment" classes.
  10. Issues relating to academic integrity and honesty will be dealt with through the student's home university.