34 CFR 386.20 - What additional selection criteria are used under this program?
In addition to the criteria in 34 CFR 385.31(c), the Secretary uses the following additional selection criteria to evaluate an application:
(a)Relevance to State-Federal vocational rehabilitation service program.
(1) The Secretary reviews each application for information that shows that the proposed project appropriately relates to the mission of the State-Federal vocational rehabilitation service program.
(2) The Secretary looks for information that shows that the project can be expected either -
(i) To increase the supply of trained personnel available to State and other public or nonprofit agencies involved in the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities through degree or certificate granting programs; or
(ii) To improve the skills and quality of professional personnel in the rehabilitation field in which the training is to be provided through the granting of a degree or certificate.
(b)Nature and scope of curriculum.
(1) The Secretary reviews each application for information that demonstrates the adequacy of the proposed curriculum.
(2) The Secretary looks for information that shows -
(i) The scope and nature of the coursework reflect content that can be expected to enable the achievement of the established project objectives;
(ii) The curriculum and teaching methods provide for an integration of theory and practice relevant to the educational objectives of the program;
(iii) For programs whose curricula require them, there is evidence of educationally focused practical and other field experiences in settings that ensure student involvement in the provision of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, customized employment, pre-employment transition services, transition services, or independent living rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with significant disabilities;
(iv) The coursework includes student exposure to vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, customized employment, employer engagement, and independent living rehabilitation processes, concepts, programs, and services; and
(v) If applicable, there is evidence of current professional accreditation by the designated accrediting agency in the professional field in which grant support is being requested.