To:                 Dean John Mason

From:             Betsy Morgan, Ph.D. - Chair

                     Chris Bakkum, Ph.D. – CSDA Program Director

Date:              October 5, 2005

Re:                 Psychology and CSDA Memo of Understanding

   As you know, the College Student Development and Administration program (CSDA) has asked to affiliate with the
   Psychology Department and the department has approved this request.  In light of this decision to affiliate with one
  another, we have been working on a statement of understanding. We have reviewed the Psychology Department’s
  by-laws and see no need to change them beyond this Memo Of Understanding being ratified and becoming part of the
  by-laws and policy statements.

·         If a tenure-track or instructional academic staff position were to ever be associated with CSDA, that person would be reviewed under the regular personnel processes of the department.

·         The Program Director of the CSDA (as elected by the CSDA faculty) will be a voting member of the Psychology Department.  CSDA faculty can attend department meetings if they choose but will not be required to attend.  CSDA faculty will be notified of departmental events; the department will be notified of CSDA events.

·         CSDA adjunct faculty will be under the purview of the CSDA program director and/or the CSDA policies.  However, it is expected that each faculty member will collect SEIs for each class per semester.  In addition, the program director will need to comply with HR requirements for annual reviews of each academic staff member.

·         The CSDA program director (or designee) will serve on the Psychology Department assessment subcommittee and will be responsible for providing the CSDA components of the biennial assessment plans.  CSDA will join Psychology’s Academic Program Review rotation schedule.

·         Program Assistant support for CSDA will be provided by the CLS Dean’s office.

·         The CSDA program director will be directly in charge of the CSDA budget and will be expected to review the budget with the Psychology Department chairperson twice a year.  Due to state guidelines, the chair of the department holds the responsibility for these funds and, therefore, the chair  technically has final authority. 

·         The CSDA program director, in consultation with the CSDA faculty, will determine load and scheduling for the program.  Any curricular or programmatic changes must be reviewed by the Psychology Department.

·         In relation to CLS, Psychology will receive credit for ½ of the student credit hours generated by the CSDA program with no increase in the department divisor.

·         The CSDA faculty will invite a Psychology faculty member to sit on their admissions committee.

·         The Psychology Department will receive a portion of any CSDA net funds from an on-line graduate program in CSDA – not to exceed 10%.

·         CSDA faculty willing to teach summer or J-term courses will be paid at the standard per head graduate rate of CLS.

·         CSDA students’ mailboxes will be housed in 341GMH.  CSDA will have access to 303 and 305 as teaching spaces.

·         If space becomes available, student workspace for CSDA graduate students should be arranged.

·         The CSDA program will have a presence on the department web site.