Yes, the length of time from the moment the proposal is received by the College Board to the signing of the Agreement may take up to 18 months.
Gathering the information for the proposed arrangement and discussing this within your Division and College may take time but this stage is essential. Your colleagues and the College need to fully understand your proposal in terms of quality, cost and support required from the College and the University. Your proposal will have to fit within the College’s priorities and also with the University strategy and mission.
Due diligence scrutiny of the proposed partner, including academic, financial and legal aspects, is also undertaken. Within the approval process, the teaching and financial arrangements will be also worked out in detail and the input of the Academic Lead will be required during the drafting of the contract or partnership agreement.