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September or October: Will be the first IRA meeting. It will be a get acquainted meeting for the new IRA Board to learn what the IRA is and what their commitment and function will be. The second meeting will follow and the call for Work Study will go out to the Deans. There will be a deadline that the proposals must be received by. Typically a call will go out for Work Study in the spring semester for requests for funding for the fall semester. A second call for Work Study goes out in the fall for funding for the rest of the academic year.
We also send out the first call for Exemplary Performance during this month. There will be a deadline for proposals that must be met.
November: The IRA Board will meet to discuss the Work Study requests and the Exemplary Performance requests. The advisor submitting the requests for their program should arrange to be there or have someone attend for them.
December: The IRA Board will meet to vote on the Work Study requests and the Exemplary Performance requests for the first round. The requestor can attend this meeting as well but it isn't as crucial.
January: the IRA Board will usually meet once. The call will go out for the second round of Exemplary Performance. As always there will be a deadline to meet.
February: the IRA Board will meet to discuss and vote on the Exemplary Performance requests and to vote on them (2 meetings). Again, the requestor should be present at the discussion meeting.
March: The Review Packets will be sent out for 1/3 of the IRA Programs for Review. This is on a rotating basis so that each college/department will be reviewed once every 3 years. There will be a deadline to meet on this.
The call will go out for the third and final round of Exemplary Performance requests as well as the call for Work Study requests for the following fall semester.
The IRA Board may meet once or twice this month if needed.
April: This is when the deadlines for the Exemplary Performance and Work Study requests will be. They will also meet with the Dean or his/her representative(s) for the Budget Review. Typically the IRA Board meets weekly. They will discuss and vote on the above requests and the reviews. A representative should attend the "discussion" meeting at the minimum for Exemplary Performance and Work Study. The IRA Board will also begin Baseline allocation discussions this month. They will vote on the Baseline allocations in April or possibly in May depending on schedules.
All IRA meetings are open to anyone that would like to attend. If an advisor is requesting something from the IRA Board, they should plan on attending. Students are also welcome to attend. These funds come from their fees and it's important they understand how the funds are being spent.
The IRA Board will entertain requests anytime during the year for special "one-time funding" and for new programs that would like to be certified.