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Co-op Course and Co-op Enrollment Agreement
Educating Counseling and Healing With Nature
Supportive Degrees, Career
Training Courses and Jobs Online.
NatureConnect offers distant learning that enables you to add
nature-connecting methods and credentials to your skills and interests.
We honor your prior training and life experience by providing grants
and equivalent credit for it.
You may take accredited
coursework and/or obtain a Nature-Connected Degree or Certificate in
most subjects or personal interests. Please
vist the subject list below, then return here.
people connect their thoughts and feelings with the grace balance and
restorative powers of nature's web of life.
- Increase income through
ecotherapy stress-relief management.
- Strengthen personal social
and environmental self-esteem/well being.
- Add the sunlight and beauty
of the natural world to your life and community.
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Co-op Course and Co-op Enrollment Contract
To be eligible
to enroll in the Cooperative, you must have completed the Degree
or Certificate Application with
appropriate payments that your arrange.See
COOP CONTRACT http://www.box.com/shared/tchf6x77b4
AKAMAI ADMISSION http://www.box.com/s/xd1bj46pc57cx9lm2pf9
INSTITUTE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION
Special NGO consultant to the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Graduate Student Cooperative
Michael J.Cohen, PhD. Director
Program Chair, Akamai University
Applied Ecopsychology/Organic Psychology/Integrated Ecology/
PROJECT NATURECONNECT STUDENT COOPERATIVE CONTRACT
application also admits you to the professional group where updates on
the public application of Project NatureConnect methods and materials
are shared by its members.
Through the contract below, I commit
to myself and the Graduate Student Cooperative that I will strive to
become fully participatory in its purpose and functions.
program track are you applying for? Please understand that you
may begin in one track and change to a different track later on.
( ) Courses only
( ) Certification Level ( )1 ( )2 ( )3
( ) Bachelors Degree or equivalent via equivalence determinations
( ) Master's Degree with Bachelor's waived via equivalence determinations.
( ) Master's Degree.
( ) Doctoral degree with Master's waived via equivalence determinations.
( ) Doctoral degree
( ) Post Master's Doctoral degree program
Please read the following web page http://ecopsych.com/iupsapplicants.html, and enter your personal statement of interest in continuing on in the Project NatureConnect program below:
Graduate Webstring Student Cooperative, through the natural attractions
of its participants and faculty, self-administers the steps, courses
and evaluations needed for a student to complete their program.
Graduate Webstring Student Cooperative helps to administer much of the
program by self-organizing courses, sharing administrative duties and
mentoring each other. Students receive academic credit for
participating in these administrative and mutually supportive
roles. The student cooperative activities are a required course,
a 3-part, 3 credit, (135 hours) Field Study program, Cooperative
Administration of NSTP, Online, Training and Degree Programs. Through
the activities of the Student Cooperative, students practice applying
the fundamentals of Natural Attraction Ecology and the Natural
Systems Thinking Process to the processes and procedures of the
The student is automatically enrolled
in the ECO 751 Course beginning with their agreement with the
understandings in this contract. A student may opt out of
participation in the activities and responsibilities of the student
cooperative by paying an additional tuition amount of $4,500; financial
assistance is not available for this tuition.
participate in the Cooperative for the duration of their program and
may continue to be active afterward, so long as it is attractive to
them, in the roles of guides, facilitators and mentors. The
community communicates via two Yahoo groups, a student group and a
professional discussion group, which will be described in more detail
The contract sets forth the conditions for participating
in the Graduate Webstring Student Cooperative (GWSC) and asks you to
signify (by initialing) that you understand and intend to honor and
manifest these conditions.
COOPERATIVE PARTICIPATION CONTRACT
am interested in obtaining certification and/or a degree in Applied
Ecopsychology (or specialized degree) as part of the Graduate Student
Cooperative and its Graduate Webstring Support Group (GWSG Yahoo
I agree to
participate in the cooperative administration of the program by
participating according to my attractions in one or more of the roles
outlined here: http://www.ecopsych.com/iupscoop.html.
I will volunteer for these roles by offering my services to the GWSG
Yahoo group and to the program coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If I wish, I may include one or more of these offers with submission of
this contract, or may make offers during my orientation phone call with
program coordinator .
have read and understand my opportunities and responsibilities as a
member of the Project NatureConnect Student Cooperative as outlined in
the course description for ECO 751 at http://www.ecopsych.com/eco751.html.
STUDENT COOPERATIVE ENROLLMENT CONTRACT
After you submit this Coop Contract, you will be invited to join our two community Yahoo groups:
1. The Graduate Webstring Support Group (email <email@example.com>)
This group is a place for:
- asking and answering program questions
- discussing course material in the larger group
- mentoring and being mutually supportive through the program process
- sharing, communicating and organizing as a community and a school
discussing matters of administrative processes in which students,
faculty and alumni share roles and responsibilities
participation in discussions on this group is optional; however key
communications from program administration (such as notices of
community conference calls) occur through this group. Opting out
of this group entirely may result in missing opportunities and
information. Detailed information on possible levels of
participation is provided in the Yahoo group orientation
materials. Personal guidance and orientation for those who are
unfamiliar with Yahoo groups is also available upon request.
2. The Professional Group (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
This group is a place for:
- discussing the application of NAE/NSTP on the job in professional activities
- discussing career development and business-building using your Project NatureConnect education.
When I have a question, I will direct them (in this order) to:
1. My course interact group(s)
2. The PNC community Yahoo Groups:
- The Graduate Webstring Support Group (students, faculty, and alumni)
- The Professional group email@example.com.
3. Program Director Mike Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I understand that as part of the cooperative I am expected, in consent,
to mentor other students and help answer administrative questions from
my experience with the program and from my familiarity with the
material above. This may happen through interactions in my course
interact groups, through interactions and discussions via the community
Yahoo groups, or through individual interactions with fellow community
members via email, in person, or by phone.
CURRICULUM PROCESS CONTRACT:
you submit this Coop Contract, you will be invited to schedule a
one-hour orientation phone conversation with program coordinator 360-378-6313to review your background,
interests and goals, to review the program process and track options,
and to answer your questions.
There are five basic program tracks:
The Certification Program contains all the courses necessary to certify
participants to teach NSTP at each of 3 levels and to optionally
matriculate into the graduate programs
2. The BS equivalency degree program, or the BS
3. MS degree program with thesis or extra course/project
4. PhD degree program with dissertation
5. Post Doctoral Fellowship
The courses are arranged like stair-steps proceeding from the certification track through the doctoral level.
I have completed to Section/Chapter Six and will complete the
Orientation Course ECO500: Psychological Elements of Global Citizenship.
I understand that in order to apply to the Cooperative, my Orientation
Course interact group and/or course facilitator(s) must agree that I am
participating adequately. This is required because the Student
Cooperative functions by a process of mutual support and
2. I have read and will become increasingly familiar with the course curriculum and community procedures detailed at http://www.ecopsych.com/communityprocesscalendar.html and www.ecopsych.com/communityprocess.html, will cooperate with them, and will help others understand them to the best of my ability.
I understand that group courses are self-organizing and begin whenever
a group of 3-5 students and a Co-Facilitator are ready to begin, and
that generally one or more groups for each of the three group courses
begins each month. I will request to begin each group class (ECO
500, 501, 502) by emailing http.//www.ecopsych.com/contacts.html
I understand that I may proceed through the program at whatever pace
works best for me. I may take courses one at a time or more than
one at once; I may take a break between courses for a period of time
and return when I am ready. I agree to notify the community
through the GWSG Yahoo group of my intentions and any major changes in
my participation. I agree to fulfill my commitments, to plan
carefully and interact responsibly to protect the integrity and
cohesion of the community.
I understand that course interact groups are made up of students who
may be different program tracks. For example, a group may consist
of a doctoral student, a certificate track student, a professional
taking the course for continuing education credit, and a person taking
the course for self-improvement purposes. For this reason, I may
notice a range of rigor in assignment postings and final papers.
For example, one student may opt out of submitting a final paper, while
another student may submit a highly technical paper in APA style.
I recognize that if I have
special needs that make sense in the program or courses, and fellow
participants and faculty members agree that they are valid, I may
request that these needs be met by contacting my course Co-Fac, the
GWSG Yahoo group, or the program coordinator or director.
order to help people learn more about the program and its benefits to
people and nature, I agree to let my written course work and
application paragraphs be quoted anonymously in Project NatureConnect
publications. My name will not be included unless I give
permission for it to be used.
I will introduce myself to my study/support group as soon as I am
notified of the group members' email addresses, and I will participate
in the operation of my group to the best of my ability. I will ask
questions there first and seek answers elsewhere when necessary. I will
become proficient in knowing the answers to administrative and academic
questions so I may cooperatively help others with them, as well.
I agree that all Co-op contracts I make, when completed, will go in my
student file and be a permanent part of the record of my graduate
degree program studies. I will keep a hard-copy record of these
contracts as well because my support group and I are solely responsible
for documenting my participation in the program.
I acknowledge that to be a member in good standing of the PNC Student
Co-op, I must continue to be attracted to make mutually consensual
contract commitments with the community. If I am so attracted, I
may reshape them as needed in agreement with faculty, committee and
support group members. I will meet the terms of the contracts I
make. As my interests develop, I will convey them to my course
interact groups, community Yahoo groups, and the faculty.
will strive to sustain trust and coordination of the program by
painstakingly having my words accurately convey my attractions, actions
and intentions and by seeking consent from my groups, classmates and
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS CONTRACT
STUDENT RECEIPTS AND RECORDS:
order for the program to keep costs at a minimum so that tuition
remains affordable and financial aid may be made available to anyone
who needs it, I agree to maintain my own records of all transactions
with the Coop and IGE to document and affirm my progress and completion
of the program. This includes keeping copies of all group course
posts, final papers, tuition payments, and any pertinent communications.
TUITION PAPYMENT PLAN:
Please review the tuition amounts for each program track at http://www.ecopsych.com/iupstuition.html
Select your program track/total tuition amount:
___ Bachelor of Science (BA): approximately $740-$3,740
___ Master of Science (MS): 40 credits, approximately $6,000
___ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 48 credits, approximately $7,800
___ Certification Level One: 12 Credits $740
___ Certification Level Two: 24 Credits $1480
___ Certification Level Three: 36 Credits $2320
Please choose one of the following tuition payment plans:
Full payment: installments of $740 divided evenly throughout my
time in the program with the first paid at this time.
_____ Full payment with financial assistance in the form of delayed payments/flexible payment plan
I agree to pay my tuition in installments of $ _____ per month for _____ months.
____ I am requesting scholarship (tuition reduction). I request reduction of total tuition to
$ ________. I will pay this in installments of $ ______ per months for ______ months.
_____ I am requesting full scholarship.
_____ Other payment plan (please explain):
STATEMENT OF NEED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
If you are requesting financial aid or scholarship, please explain why you are unable to pay full tuition:
Please follow instructions at http://www.box.net/shared/7vpdihhee1 and enter your Scholarship Statement below:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE CONTRACT:
I have read and understand the tuition and financial aid information found at http://www.box.net/shared/7vpdihhee1
understand that Project NatureConnect relies on the honesty and
integrity of each student. I agree to pay as close to full
tuition as I possibly can in order to protect the program's ability to
function financially while offering financial assistance to those who
truly need it. I understand that if I request financial
assistance, the tuition I am not paying will be paid by classmates who
are paying full tuition in this program.
I am willing to increase the amount of my tuition payments if my financial situation improves in the future.
I accept financial assistance for my degree program, I agree to
participate in work-study activities.
http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsscholarship.html and to volunteer for
work-study opportunities which are posted periodically on the PNC-GWSG
Student Coop Yahoo message board. I will contact the Program
Coordinator to volunteer to assist using skills and talents which I
believe would be helpful to the program.
What skills, talents and interests would you like to offer in exchange for tuition payments? Please enter these below:
will also cooperate in reducing administrative expenditures by acting
as a mentor for others, participating in social networking and being as
helpful as possible in other ways as described at: http://www.ecopsych.com/iupspubliceducation.html
1. Individual check or credit card payments through PayPal http://www.ecopsych.com/paypal.html
2. By check via US mail:
Make checks out to PROJECT NATURECONNECT and send to:
P.O. Box 1605
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Recurring monthly payments: arrange with your bank through your
internet banking system, using the mailing address given above.
4. International Wire Transfer between banks:
your bank to arrange payment. Give them the following information
to transfer a payment directly to Project NatureConnect's bank account:
Please contact Dr. Cohen email@example.com to obtain electronic deposit information or about any issues you encounter in making international payment arrangements.
email a copy of your PayPal receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org for
confirmation of course tuition payment or of first monthly payment if
you are on a payment plan.
responsible for saving receipts for tuition payments made. You
may be asked to document your payments at the end of the program.
This is one of the ways we are able to reduce tuition costs to you.
am aware and agree that if I do not meet the terms of this or other
Co-op contracts that I will not be a member in good standing and I will
forfeit all Co-op member rights and privileges described above until
the contract is re-negotiated and fulfilled as mutually determined by
those who have this responsibility.
contract has made me aware that I will receive a grade, transcript
and/or degree program credit for what I learn and do in SECTION A of
the course EC0 751 entitled Cooperative Administration of an NSTP
Online Training and Degree Program. I recognize that all other NSTP
courses, costs and programs depend upon the success of GWSG through ECO
751A, in mentoring and supporting all the courses and programs. For
this reason, I realize my course grade in ECO 751A will influence my
grades in other courses.
VERY IMPORTANT: KEEP A COPY OF THIS CONTRACT.
write a two paragraph statement introducing yourself and your
background, interests, and personal goals in this program (below). Save
this statement so you may optionally update and share it with your
future program partners. It may be the same statement you used on your
___________________Student Signature (typing here is acceptable as a digital signature).
REMINDER: Email this contract to email@example.com.
Thank you for considering and
following these cooperative guidelines.
REMINDER: Do not email this
contract to firstname.lastname@example.org
until sometime after you successfully start Section/Chapter Six
of the Orientation Course .
Institute of Global Education
Special NGO consultant to United Nations Economic and Social
P.O. Box 1605 Friday Harbor WA 98250