Guidelines for Collaboration in Africa
MSU faculty have participated in developing statements of ethical guidelines
and best practices for collaborations in Africa regarding individual scholarly
research, institutional partnerships, and study abroad programs. As both U.S.
higher education institutions and funding agencies seek to build international
partnerships, these guidelines continue to be relevant.
Best Practices for Research, Partnerships, and Study Abroad
- MSU Faculty Guidelines for Scholarly and Professional
Cooperation with Colleagues in Africa
- A statement about responsibilities of foreign faculty and student
researchers toward their African collaborators adopted by the Core
Faculty of the African Studies Center.
- "Best Practices" for International Partnerships
with Higher Education Institutions in Africa
- Sixteen characteristics of partnerships with African higher education
institutions that are effective, mutually beneficial, and enduring.
The statement evolved from meetings of South African and U.S. educational
leaders in the late 1990s.
- Guidelines for High
Quality Study Programs in Africa
- This draft statement about study abroad programs - including recruitment,
program, post-program activities, and reciprocity and collaboration - was
developed at a 1995 consultation of members of the National Consortium for
Study in Africa.
- Guidelines of
the African Studies Association for Ethical Conduct in Research and
Projects in Africa
- This statement, adopted by the Board of Directors of the African Studies
Association in April 2000, discusses disclosure of objectives, informed
consent, reciprocity, and deposition of data and publications.