- Essential to a quality educational program;
- Provide an important instructional experience for any student enrolled in the respective program;
- Substantially related to an instructional program and be a direct extension of the in-class experience;
- Directly involve faculty in the management and supervision of the program;
- Provide an identifiable benefit to a significant number of students;
- Enhance the overall balance of university programs and the breadth and balance of IRA program;
- Not duplicate another university program.
If you answer "yes" to all the above, you are eligible to apply for certification.
- Requests for certification can happen anytime.
- Your Dean or Director requests certification from the IRA Board (Application Procedure).
- The IRA Board votes to recommend the program as part of the IRA.
- The IRA Board sends the recommendation to the Provost for final approval.
PLEASE NOTE: Certification and recognition as an Instructionally Related Activity does not guarantee funding.
General Funding Process
- Available funding for the following academic year is determined during the spring semester by the IRA Board.
- The IRA Board allocates funding to each college Dean or Director.
- The Dean or Director allocates funding to the individual program.*
- The funds are available beginning the following academic year.
Source of IRA Funds
- Funding for activities are provided by an Instructionally Related Activities fee paid by all students each semester when they enroll in University classes.
- Funding requests must be for those costs that are not a part of the regular cost of instruction.