AN AGREEMENT RELATING TO
FIELD PLACEMENT FACILITIES
THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AT
THIS AGREEMENT is between
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, hereinafter referred to as the
“University”, acting through the College of Agriculture, Human
and Natural Resource Sciences and the Department of Human
Development, hereinafter referred to as the “HD Department”, and
, hereinafter referred to as the “Cooperating
1. There presently exists a
shortage of persons educated and trained to serve as professionals
in multi-disciplinary human service roles, both in urban and
non-urban settings and in the nation as a whole, when the demand for
such multi-disciplinary functions is increasing.
2. The HD Department within
the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
uniquely offers instruction and programs in a wide spectrum of
interrelated studies in human development sciences and services
which provide a multi-perspective approach to such services.
3. There exists, however, a
need for experiences which integrate academic knowledge with
4. There exists, therefore,
a need for facilities suitable to properly train and prepare
students for multi-disciplinary human service roles to meet the
public demand and need for such services.
5. The program undertaken by
the University and its HD Department represents an effort to meet
the needs described above.
6. The University has the
authority to contract for the use of certain facilities suitable for
conducting an instruction program in HD.
7. The Cooperating
Institution has the necessary facilities needed by the HD Department
and desires to contribute to the success of the program by making
certain facilities and services available for instruction in
accordance with this agreement.
parties agree as follows:
University and the Cooperating Institution enter into this agreement
whereby undergraduate instruction will be offered at the Cooperating
Institution under the auspices of the HD Department.
University shall undertake the following:
1. Assume responsibility
for all instruction and administration of the program in HD.
2. Establish standards for
the selection and employment of faculty employed primarily to teach
3. Appoint faculty for
student instruction and pay their salaries, and administrative and
4. Provide information
regarding dates for instruction, according to the university
calendar, and forecasts of students to be assigned to the
5. Assign for professional
training in the Cooperating Institution only those students who have
met the entrance requirements of the undergraduate program in HD.
The Cooperating Institution shall, consistent with its primary
obligation to care for its patients/clients, and consistent with its
available space and facilities, undertake the following:
1. Provide experience
opportunities up to the limit of professional facilities.
2. Accept for basic
professional instruction in professions related to HD those students
who are enrolled in the HD program at the University.
3. Provide educational
benefits to the students at the same time the students provide
service benefits to the Cooperating Institution.
4. Cooperate with faculty
members assigned to the teaching unit in the selection of student
5. Provide supplies and
equipment for students assigned to the Cooperating Institution
service units that are also provided staff in carrying out their
Site (Cooperating Institution) will accept placement of only those
students who are insured against liability for actions or inactions
occurring in the internship setting. Students participating in an
internship program will be covered either by an experiential student
policy offered through Washington State University or acquired by
the student through another source. The limits on the liability
policy shall be, at minimum, $1,000,000 per occurrence. Certificates
of such coverage purchased by the student will be provided to
Training Site upon request. Should proof of insurance not meet with
Training Site’s approval and satisfaction, Training Site can
refuse to accept any student for placement.
Cooperating Institution and the University, together with
appropriate representatives of the College, shall jointly undertake
1. Each party to this
agreement will be responsible for the negligent acts or omissions of
its own employees, officers, or agents in the performance of this
Agreement. Neither party will be considered the agent of the other
nor will either party assume any responsibility to the other party
for the consequences of any act or omission of any person, firm, or
corporation not a party to this Agreement.
2. Plan for student
placement in the Cooperating Institution.
3. Plan for periodic review
of the agreement.
It is specifically agreed that neither party shall be responsible
for costs or expenditures incurred by the other in the conduct of
this program, other than those expenses defined in any separate
agreements that may be made between the parties cooperating in this
students assigned to the Cooperating Institution shall be and remain
students of the University and shall in no sense be considered
employees of the Cooperating Institution unless otherwise agreed in
writing between the Cooperating Institution and the student.
Students and faculty shall adhere to the Cooperating Institution’s
rules, regulations, procedures, and policies during their periods of
professional instruction. The Cooperating Institution shall have
the right to terminate the use of any of its facilities by any
student or faculty member where flagrant or repeated violations of
the Cooperating Institution’s rules, regulations, procedures, and
policies occur. Such action will not normally be taken until the
grievance against any faculty member or student has been discussed
with the University and the appropriate representative of the HD
Department. The Cooperating Institution reserves the right to take
immediate action where necessary to maintain operation of the
institution free from disruption.
All notices or official communication which may be required under
this agreement shall be given as follows:
1. Notice to
University: Department of Human Development
2. Notice to Cooperating
Each party certifies that it will not discriminate in the
performance of this Agreement on the basis of race, color, national
origin, gender, sexual orientation (to include gender identity),
religion, veteran or military status, or the presence of any
sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide
dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in compliance
with (a) Presidential Executive Order 11246, as amended, including
the Equal Opportunity Clause contained therein; (b) Section 503 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era
Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, and the Affirmative
Action Clauses contained therein; (c) the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; and (d) Washington state civil
rights and nondiscrimination laws. The parties further agree they
will not maintain facilities which are segregated on the basis of
race, color, religion or national origin in compliance with
Presidential Executive Order 11246, as amended, and will comply with
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, regarding
programs, services, activities and employment practices.
This agreement may be amended by mutual agreement in writing,
executed by the officials executing this agreement or their
successors, and appended herewith.
agreement shall become effective upon signature by all parties, and
shall continue for four (4) years, with options for review and
renewal thereafter. Either party may terminate the agreement on
July 1 of any succeeding year, provided notice in writing is given
to the other party at least six (6) months in advance of the
proposed termination date.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
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Department of Human