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Memoranda of Understanding: A Tool to Support and Strengthen Partnerships

Memoranda of Understanding: A Tool to Support and Strengthen Partnerships

In this Insight Brief, we explain Memoranda of Understanding (MOU). An MOU is used to describe an agreement between parties; it outlines each party‚Äôs roles and responsibilities and helps to avoid confusion and miscommunication. They are used in inclusive postsecondary education to define relationships between the institution of higher education, employers, school districts, and other relevant parties. This publication describes the core components of MOU, their usage within a college program for students with intellectual disability, and their advantages and disadvantages. Examples are also included.

APA Citation: 

Weir, C., Becht, K. (2022). Memoranda of Understanding: A Tool to Support and Strengthen Partnerships. Think College Insight Brief, Issue No. 52. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.

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2022
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National Coordinating Center