Memorandum of Understanding
Providing for Cross
Registration of Graduate COURSES
Among Eastern Ohio Public Universities
WHEREAS the Presidents of the Eastern Ohio Universities have,
by a memorandum of understanding dated July 28, 2011, affirmed
the desirability of reciprocal recognition of each other's graduate
WHEREAS full implementation of cooperation among the graduate
programs will require that graduate students at each university
be able to avail themselves of courses offered at all six universities,
WHEREAS it is understood that the realization of the combined
potential of all six public institutions of higher education will
depend upon the effective and efficient utilization of their complementary
THEREFORE Cleveland State University, Kent State University,
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Ohio University, The University
of Akron, and Youngstown State University hereby each agree that
graduate programs at each campus are permitted to accept credit
for instruction provided at any of the six campuses.
1. The authority for recognizing graduate course work as appropriate
for a given student's degree program will rest with the student's
home department. A student wishing to take a course at another
of the five universities should show that the course is necessary
for his/her program of study, demonstrate that the course is not
available at the home institution at a reasonable stage in the
student's degree program, and must obtain approval of his/her
academic program advisor and graduate department/school/program.
The graduate dean may be required to give approval as well if
the institution so desires.
2. Only students in good standing who are within time and credit
hour limits for their degree may avail themselves of formal course
work at one or more of the six participating universities; the
maximum number of credits for such course work may be limited
by the home institution.
3. Thesis, research and dissertation hours are excluded.
4. Approval for registration must be obtained from the graduate
department/school/program administration of the host institution.
The approval of the graduate dean may be required if specified
by the institution. Approval by the department and/or the instructor
will signify that there is space available in the course.
5. The home department/school/program will utilize a special topics
course with a subtitle corresponding to the course to be taken
and coded to the host university to enable data extraction and
analysis. The special topics section will be controlled and limits
on registration will be removed only when the host department
or instructor has given permission in writing. The host graduate
department/school/program unit will be responsible for recording
the grades on the grade sheets and submitting the grade sheets
to the respective registrar.
6. The home institution will collect all fees and State of Ohio
subsidy entitlement; however, the resulting subsidy earned for
instruction provided in this manner will be determined at the
end of each fiscal year. This cross registration policy will be
reviewed at the end of three years to determine its net fiscal
This Agreement may be executed in any number of identical counterparts,
notwithstanding that the Parties have not signed the same counterpart,
with the same effect as if the Parties had signed the same document.
All counterparts will be construed as and constitute one and the
Subscribed to and approved the 28th day of July, 2011:
M. Berkman, President
A. Gershen, President
J. McDavis, President