Donald H. Dehayes, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs University of Rhode Island recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement between the School of Nursing and the Faculty of Nursing, University Airlangga, Indonesia. The object of this memorandum is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between the schools. Depending on funding and mutual agreement, the two schools plan to cooperate in Student Exchange, Faculty Exchange, Exchange of Education Resources, Research, Joint Conference as well as any other areas of cooperation that will benefit each school.
Student Exchanges are limited to two weeks with the cost of housing and local transportation provided by the host institution. Depending on need, the cost of flight, food and daily expenses may be covered by the student or the home institution. It is currently planned for Faculty Exchanges to be arranged on an alternating yearly basis. A faculty member from the home institution will accompany the group of students on the short-term program. While visiting faculty may also provide guest lectures to the host School of Nursing.
Representatives from the Faculty of Nursing at the University Airlangga visited The University of Rhode Island this fall and a reciprocal visit by Interim Dean Mary Sullivan is planned in late October. A similar relationship has been in effect at the University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography for several years.