manual. A community college board of directors shall develop and
maintain a policy manual which adequately describes the official policies of
Administrative staff. A community college shall develop an
administrative staff appropriate to the size and the purpose of the institution
and one which permits the institution to function effectively and efficiently.
This administrative staff shall provide effective leadership for the major
divisions of the institution including administrative services, adult and
continuing education, career and technical education, college parallel
education, and student services.
Chief executive officer.
A community college shall have a chief executive officer who shall also be the
executive officer of the board of directors. The executive officer shall be
responsible for the operation of the community college with respect to its
educational program, its faculty and student services programs, and the use of
its facilities. The executive officer shall delegate to the staff all necessary
administrative and supervisory responsibilities to ensure an efficient
operation of the institution.
Financial records and reports. The community college shall
maintain accurate financial records and make reports in the form and pursuant
to the timeline prescribed by the department and other state
Enrollment. A community college shall meet minimum enrollment
requirements if it offers instruction as authorized in Iowa Code chapter 260C,
and if, to the satisfaction of the state board of education, it is able to
provide classes of reasonable economic size as needed by students, meets the
needs of the students, and shows by its past and present enrollment and
placement record that it meets individual and employment needs.
Catalog. The catalog
shall be the official publication of the community college. It shall include
accurate information on institutional policies, admissions requirements,
procedures and fees, refund policies, residency requirements, program
enrollment and degree requirements, due process procedures, affirmative action,
and other information as recommended by the department. Students' rights and
responsibilities may be included in the catalog or in a separate
and program/course enrollment requirements. The community college
shall maintain an open-door admission policy for students of postsecondary age.
This admission policy shall recognize that students should demonstrate a
reasonable prospect for success in the program in which they are admitted.
Applicants who cannot demonstrate a reasonable prospect for success in the
program for which they apply should be assisted to enroll in courses where
deficiencies may be remediated or into programs appropriate to the individual's
preparation and objectives. The community college may set reasonable
requirements for student enrollment in specified programs and courses.
Admissions and program enrollment requirements established by each community
college shall be published in the community college catalog.
Academic year. The
academic year of the community college shall consist of semester, trimester, or
quarter terms, and shall be a period of time beginning with the first day of
the fall term and continuing through the day preceding the start of the next
fall term as indicated in the official college calendar. A community college
may offer instruction in units of length (i.e., days and weeks) consistent with
the identified scope and depth of the instructional content.
director shall approve all new credit certificate, diploma, and degree award
programs in accordance with Iowa Code section
Awards from a community college shall be certified by the issuance of
appropriate recognition, pursuant to award approval requirement guidelines
issued by the department, indicating the type of program the student has
completed. The minimum number and maximum number of credit hours required for
each award type contained within this subrule may be waived pursuant to
Each award shall meet the expectations
of statewide articulation agreements between Iowa community colleges and public
Associate of arts
(AA). The degree is awarded upon completion of a college parallel
(transfer) course of study that provides a strong general education component
to satisfy the lower division general education liberal arts and sciences
requirements for a baccalaureate degree. An associate of arts degree shall
consist of a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours and a maximum of
64 semester (96 quarter) credit hours.
Associate of science
(AS). The degree is awarded upon completion of a course of study that
requires a strong background in mathematics or science. The degree is intended
to prepare students to transfer and initiate upperdivision work in
baccalaureate programs. An associate of science degree awarded upon completion
of an arts and sciences course of study shall consist of a minimum of 60
semester (90 quarter) credit hours and a maximum of 64 semester (96 quarter)
of general studies (AGS). The degree is awarded upon completion of an
individualized course of study that is primarily designed for the acquisition
of a broad educational background rather than the pursuit of a specific college
major or professional/technical program. The AGS is intended as a flexible
course of study and may include specific curriculum in lower division transfer,
occupational education, or professional-technical education. It shall not
include a marketed course of study. An associate of general studies degree
shall consist of a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours and a
maximum of 64 semester (96 quarter) credit hours.
Associate of applied science
(AAS). The degree is awarded upon completion of a state-approved
program of study that is intended to prepare students for entry-level career
and technical occupations. An associate of applied science degree shall consist
of a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours and a maximum of 86
semester (129 quarter) credit hours. The general education component of the
associate of applied science degree program shall consist of a minimum of 15
semester (22.5 quarter) credit hours of general education and shall include at
least one course from each of the following areas: communications, social
science or humanities, and mathematics or science. A maximum of 3 semester (4.5
quarter) credit hours of the required 15 general education credits may be
documented through an integrated, embedded, and interdisciplinary model adopted
by the chief academic officers of the 15 community colleges in consultation
with the department. The technical core of the associate of applied science
degree shall constitute a minimum of 50 percent of the course
applied arts (AAA). The degree is awarded upon completion of a
state-approved program of study that is primarily intended for career training
in providing students with professional skills for employment in a specific
field of work such as arts, humanities, or graphic design. An associate of
applied arts degree shall consist of a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter)
credit hours and a maximum of 86 semester (129 quarter) credit hours. The
general education component of the associate of applied arts degree program
shall consist of a minimum of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) credit hours of
general education and shall include at least one course from each of the
following: communications, social science or humanities, and mathematics or
science. A maximum of 3 semester (4.5 quarter) credit hours of the required 15
general education credits may be documented through an integrated, embedded,
and interdisciplinary model adopted by the chief academic officers of the 15
community colleges in consultation with the department. The technical core of
the associate of applied arts degree shall constitute a minimum of 50 percent
of the course credits.
Associate of professional studies (APS) pilot.
The degree is
awarded upon completion of a state-approved program of study that is intended
to prepare students for transfer and upper division coursework in aligned
baccalaureate programs or immediate entry into the workforce.
(1) Pilot awards shall be approved on a
limited basis at the director's sole discretion. To be eligible to participate
in the pilot, a college shall demonstrate that other award types cannot meet
needs and the associate of professional studies award is appropriate. The
department shall study the effectiveness of associate of professional studies
programs with regard to transfer and employment success after five years and
make recommendations to the state board of education regarding program
parameters and continuation.
Each state-approved associate of science-career option (AS-CO) program of study
shall be phased out by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year. All existing
AS-CO programs shall be modified to meet the parameters of allowable award
types or shall be discontinued.
An associate of professional studies degree shall consist of a minimum of 62
semester (93 quarter) credit hours and a maximum of 68 semester (102 quarter)
credit hours. The general education component of the associate of professional
studies degree shall consist of a minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) credit
hours of general education including 3 semester (4.5 quarter) credit hours of
each of the following: speech, mathematics, humanities, social and behavioral
sciences, science; 6 semester (9 quarter) credit hours of writing; and 9
semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours distributed among mathematics, social and
behavioral sciences, humanities, and science. The technical core of the
associate of professional studies degree shall consist of a minimum of 16
semester (24 quarter) credit hours of career and technical coursework accepted
by a receiving baccalaureate degree-granting institution with an aligned
program as applying toward a specific major or program of study. The technical
core of the degree shall also consist of a minimum of 16 additional semester
(24 quarter) credit hours of career and technical coursework accepted by the
receiving institution as electives.
(4) An associate of professional studies
degree program of study shall have a minimum of three program-to-program
articulation agreements with baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, at
least one of which must be a public institution. A program shall have a minimum
of one articulation agreement effective prior to program implementation,
provided all three agreements are effective within the program's first year of
student enrollment. The agreements shall provide for the application of no
fewer than 60 semester (90 quarter) credit hours toward the graduation
requirements of each articulated baccalaureate degree
Diploma. The diploma is awarded upon completion of a
state-approved program of study that is a coherent sequence of courses
consisting of a minimum of 15 semester (22.5 quarter) credit hours and a
maximum of 48 semester (72 quarter) credit hours including at least 3 semester
(4.5 quarter) credit hours of general education. The general education
component shall be from any of the following areas: communications, social
science or humanities, and mathematics or science. The technical core of the
diploma shall constitute a minimum of 70 percent of the course credits. A
diploma may be a component of and apply toward subsequent completion of an
associate of applied science or associate of applied arts degree.
certificate is awarded upon completion of a state-approved program of study
that is designed for entry-level employment and shall consist of a maximum of
48 semester (72 quarter) credit hours. A certificate may be a component of and
apply toward subsequent completion of a diploma or associate of applied science
or associate of applied arts degree and may be developed in rapid response to
the needs of business and industry. A certificate may consist of only career
and technical courses and no general education course requirements.
records. The community college shall maintain in perpetuity for each
student the complete academic record including every course attempted and grade
received. An official transcript must be created at the time of course
enrollment. The credit hour(s) and grade must be recorded on the student's
official transcripts upon completion of a community college course. These
records shall be kept in disaster-resistant storage, unless other equivalent
safeguards are used, such as maintaining duplicate files (electronic or
otherwise) in separate facilities. The method of storage shall be consistent
with current technology to ensure the ability to retrieve records. The
community college shall implement a security plan that ensures the
confidentiality of student records.
Residency status and
A student who has been admitted to an Iowa community college
shall be classified as a resident or as a nonresident for admission, tuition,
and fee purposes. A student classified as a resident shall pay resident tuition
costs. A student classified as a nonresident shall pay nonresident tuition
costs. Tuition rates are established by a community college's board of trustees
pursuant to Iowa Code section
rates adopted by a community college's board of trustees shall be consistent
with the following requirements.
1. Tuition for residents shall not
exceed the lowest tuition rate per semester, or the equivalent, for a full-time
student charged by an institution of higher education under the state board of
2. For students of high
school age enrolled in a course through a contractual agreement with a school
district, the limit on resident tuition shall not apply, and the amount of
tuition shall be determined by the community college's board of trustees with
the consent of the school board.
Resident tuition rates shall not require department approval.
Nonresident tuition. Tuition
for nonresidents shall be not less than the marginal cost of instruction of a
student attending the college. The establishment of nonresident tuition rates
shall not require department approval, with the exception of rates established
pursuant to paragraphs 21.2(11) "a"
(2)"2" and "3" and
International student tuition rates. A separate nonresident rate for
international students shall be permissible, provided the rate is reasonable
and reflects the cost of appropriate services.
2. Reciprocal agreements. A lower tuition
rate for nonresidents is permitted under a reciprocal tuition agreement between
a community college and an educational institution in another state, if the
rate established in the agreement is approved by the department.
3. Other nonresident rates. Other nonresident
tuition rates may be established for specific purposes provided the tuition
rate is greater than the resident tuition rate, the tuition rate is not less
than the marginal cost of instruction, and the arrangement is approved by the
Consortia. A separate tuition rate for residents and nonresidents is permitted
for courses delivered through a consortia agreement for online, distance
education, or other coursework between Iowa community colleges, if the rate
established in the agreement is approved by the department. Tuition shall not
be less than the lowest resident rate or higher than the highest nonresident
rate of institutions within the consortium.
(4) Noncredit course tuition. Tuition for
noncredit continuing education courses shall be determined based on course
costs and market demand. Tuition rates for courses that are not credit-bearing
shall not require department approval.
(5) Department approval. For tuition rates
requiring department approval, the department shall approve rates which comply
with the requirements set forth in this chapter. Before a rate is adopted by a
community college's board of trustees and charged to students, the community
college shall request and receive approval for a tuition rate.
(6) Reporting. A community college shall
annually report all tuition rates and mandatory fees in a manner prescribed by
(7) Notification. A
community college shall inform all students about residency status
determinations, the appeal process, and tuition policies. Information shall be
included in appropriate publications such as the college's catalog,
registration materials, Web site, and student handbook.
Determination of residency
In determining a community college resident or nonresident
classification, the primary determinant shall be the reason the student is in
the state of Iowa. The second determinant shall be the length of time a student
has resided in Iowa. If a student is in the state primarily for educational
purposes, that student shall be considered a nonresident. The burden of
establishing the reason a student is in Iowa for other than educational
purposes rests with the student.
Procedure. The registrar or officially designated community college office
shall require written documents, affidavits, or other related evidence deemed
necessary to determine why a student is in Iowa. A student shall be required to
file at least two documents from different sources to determine residency
status. Examples of acceptable documentation include: written and notarized
documentation from an employer that the student is employed in Iowa or a signed
and notarized statement from the student describing employment and sources of
support; an Iowa state income tax return; an Iowa driver's license; an Iowa
vehicle registration card; an Iowa voter registration card; or proof of Iowa
Homestead credit on property taxes. In all events, to be determined a resident
of Iowa, the student must document residing in the state of Iowa for at least
90 days prior to the beginning of the term for which the student is enrolling.
1. If a student gives misleading or incorrect
information for the purpose of evading payment of nonresident tuition, the
student must pay the nonresident tuition for each term the student was not
officially classified as a nonresident.
2. The procedures described in paragraph
21.2(11)"b" shall be administered by the registrar or staff
designated by the community college.
(2) Residency of minor students. The domicile
of a minor shall follow that of the parent with whom the minor resides, except
where emancipation of said minor can be proven. The word "parent" herein shall
include legal guardian or others in cases where the lawful custody of a minor
has been awarded to persons other than the minor's actual parents. A minor
living with a resident of Iowa who is legally responsible for the minor shall
be granted resident status if the minor has lived with the Iowa resident for at
least 90 days immediately prior to enrollment. The residency status of an
emancipated minor shall be based upon the same qualifications established for a
student having attained majority.
Residency of students who are not
citizens of the United States. The residency status of students who are not
citizens of the United States shall be determined consistent with the following
1. A student who is a refugee or
who is granted asylum by an appropriate agency of the United States must
provide proof of certification of refugee or asylum grantee status. A student
may be accorded resident status for admission and tuition purposes when the
student comes directly, or within a reasonable time, to the state of Iowa from
a refugee facility or port of debarkation and has not established domicile in
2. A student who has
immigrant status, and the student's spouse or dependents, may establish Iowa
residency in the same manner as a United States citizen.
3. A student who has nonimmigrant status and
who holds a nonstudent visa, and the student's spouse or dependents, may
establish residency in the same manner as a United States citizen. An alien who
has nonimmigrant status and whose primary purpose for being in Iowa is
educational is classified as nonresident.
4. A student who is a resident of an Iowa
sister state may be classified as a resident or nonresident, in accordance with
rules adopted by the college's board of directors.
(4) Residency of federal personnel and
dependents. A student, or the student's spouse or dependent child, who has
moved into the state of Iowa as the result of military or civil orders from the
federal government, and the minor children of such student, is immediately an
veterans and family members and individuals covered under Section 702 of the
Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. A veteran of a
uniformed service, a member of the National Guard, or the veteran's or member's
spouse or dependent child shall be classified as an Iowa resident student and
be eligible for resident tuition and fee amounts, if the veteran or national
guard member meets the requirements of paragraph
(5)"1," "2," or "3."
1. The veteran has separated from a uniformed
service with an honorable or general discharge, is eligible for benefits, or
has exhausted benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational
Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal authorizing veteran educational
2. The individual
is an active duty military person or activated or temporarily mobilized
National Guard member.
individual is a covered person under Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice
and Accountability Act of 2014 or subsequent legislation.
(6) Reclassification of residency status. It
is the responsibility of a student to request a reclassification of residency
status. If a student is reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes, such
classification shall be effective beginning with the next term for which the
student enrolls. In no case shall reclassification to residency status be made
retroactive for tuition and fee purposes, even though the student could have
previously qualified for residency status had the student applied.
(7) Appeal. The decision on the residency
status of a student for admission, tuition, and fee purposes may be appealed to
a review committee established by the community college. The findings of the
review committee may be appealed to the community college's board of trustees,
whose decision shall be a final administrative decision.
Credit hours shall be determined consistent with the following
a. Specifically stated criteria
are minimal requirements only, which institutions may exceed at their
instruction is subdivided into four instructional methods as herein defined.
(1) Classroom work - lecture and formalized
classroom instruction under the supervision of an instructor.
(2) Laboratory work - experimentation and
practice by students under the supervision of an instructor.
(3) Clinical practice - applied learning
experience in a health agency or office under the supervision of an
(4) Work experience -
employment-related experience planned and coordinated by an institutional
representative and the employer, with control and supervision of the student on
the job being the responsibility of the employer.
c. No registration or orientation hours may
be included when determining credit hours.
d. Institutions shall take into account the
soundness of the learning environment being created by the scheduling sequence
and length of classroom, laboratory, clinical, and work experience sessions.
However, the final decision on these matters is left to the institutional
administration so long as minimal standards are met.
e. Only minutes for students officially
registered for courses or programs, including audit registration, may be
included when determining credit hours.
Each community college must establish a
policy that defines its methods of equating alternative instruction to credit
hours and the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the alternative
instruction to meet or exceed the expected student outcomes as if the course
were taught utilizing conventional methods in paragraph
Colleges will be held accountable for evaluating
and maintaining high-quality programs, and their evaluations may be subject to
department review. Students shall be expected to meet all approved course
requirements and shall be expected to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge
and competencies/outcomes at the same level as those obtained in traditional
classroom settings, in the time frames set by the institution. Alternative
courses or programs of study must be approved by the college's review processes
including faculty review and input. Courses shall be listed in the college
catalog. Instructional formats for which alternative methods of determining
credit hours are applicable include the following:
(1) Accelerated courses (study, programs).
Courses or programs of study that allow students to complete courses or
programs at a faster pace than if offered by conventional methods. Courses and
programs shall be tailored to involve more student participation and
self-directed study. Instructors may teach in traditional classroom settings or
by alternative methods specified in this subrule.
Distance education. Courses or programs
of study taught over the Internet, Iowa Communications Network (ICN), or other
electronic means that allow students to receive instruction in the classroom or
other sites, over personal computers, television, or other electronic means.
Courses may or may not be interactive with direct communication between the
teacher and students. Credit hours shall be awarded in accordance with the
credit hours that would have been assigned if the course or program were taught
by conventional methods.
courses. Courses offered outside the classroom setting in which the instruction
is delivered indirectly to the student. Instruction is provided through another
medium, such as written material, computer, television, or electronic means.
Course materials are sent to a student who follows a detailed syllabus to
complete assignments. Students correspond with and transmit assignments to the
instructor by telephone, computer, mail, or electronic means. A third party may
courses. Courses or programs delivered primarily via broadcast television such
as Iowa Public Television, digital video disc, or other media allowing students
to receive instruction in a classroom or equipped remote location.
3. Video conference courses. Courses or
programs delivered via a closed synchronous audio-video conferencing system
such as the Iowa Communications Network or similar system which allows students
to receive instruction in a classroom or any equipped remote location via an
audio-video feed to a television, computer, or other electronic
4. Internet courses.
Courses or programs delivered via the Internet. Courses may be taken using
computers in a classroom setting or using personal computers or other
electronic devices from the student's home or other location using an online
content management system or mixed-media methods. Students may be linked at
times directly with the instructor or with other students electronically.
Interaction may be direct (synchronous) or indirect (asynchronous) allowing
students to participate during their own time frames.
5. In-class hybrid courses. Courses or
programs that combine traditional classroom and computer-based instruction.
In-class sessions are offered with online instructional activities to promote
independent learning and reduce seat-time.
(3) Self-paced instruction. Courses or
programs that permit a student to enter at variable times or progress at the
student's own rate of speed. Start and end dates may or may not correspond to
the official college calendar. Contact or credit hours for self-paced programs
or courses shall be computed by assigning to each registration the total number
of credit or contact hours the student would have received if the student
enrolled in a conventional program or course with stipulated beginning and
(4) Arranged study.
Instruction offered to students at times other than stated or scheduled class
times to accommodate specific scheduling or program needs of students. Credit
hours shall be awarded in accordance with the credit hours that would have been
assigned if the course or program were taught by conventional
nontraditional instruction. Instruction utilizing a variety of nontraditional
methods that may incorporate self-paced learning, text, video, computer
instructional delivery, accelerated training, independent study, Internet
delivery, or other methods that do not follow standard classroom work
guidelines. Credit hours shall be awarded in accordance with the credit hours
that would have been assigned if the course or program were taught by
Individualized learning experiences for which an equivalent course is not
offered shall have the program length computed from records of attendance using
such procedures as a time clock or sign-in records. Individualized learning
experiences means independent study courses in which an equivalent course is
not offered by the college or listed in the college catalog. Independent study
permits in-depth or focused learning on special topics of particular interest
to the student.
h. Each course must
have a minimum length of one credit hour. A fractional unit of credit may be
awarded provided the course exceeds the minimum length of one credit
i. Each credit hour shall
consist of a minimum number of contact hours as defined in paragraphs
21.2(12)"h" to "m." One contact hour equals
(1) The minimal requirement for one semester
hour of credit shall be 800 minutes (16 contact hours) of scheduled
(2) The minimal
requirement for one quarter hour of credit shall be 533 minutes (10.7 contact
hours) of scheduled instruction.
(1) The minimal requirement for one semester
hour of credit shall be 1,600 minutes (32 contact hours) of scheduled
(2) The minimal
requirement for one quarter hour of credit shall be 1,066 minutes (21.3 contact
hours) of scheduled laboratory work.
(1) The minimal requirement for one semester
hour of credit shall be 2,400 minutes (48 contact hours) of scheduled clinical
(2) The minimal
requirement for one quarter hour of credit shall be 1,599 minutes (32 contact
hours) of scheduled clinical practice.
(1) The minimal requirement for one semester
hour of credit shall be 3,200 minutes (64 contact hours) of scheduled work
(2) The minimal
requirement for one quarter hour of credit shall be 2,132 minutes (42.6 contact
hours) of scheduled work experience.
Career and technical program
a. Program length for the
associate of applied science (AAS) degree in career and technical education,
for the associate of applied arts (AAA) degree, and for the associate of
professional studies (APS) degree shall consist of an academic program not to
exceed two academic years. All required course offerings are to be available
within two academic years. All required offerings in AAS and AAA degree
programs shall not exceed a maximum of 86 semester (129 quarter) credit hours
unless the department of education has granted a waiver pursuant to paragraph
21.2(13)"i." All required offerings in pilot APS degree
programs shall not exceed a maximum of 68 credit hours. Programs shall not
exceed an average of 19 credit hours per regular term.
b. All credit-bearing courses required for
program admittance or graduation, or both, shall be included in the program
length credit hour maximum, with the exception of developmental course credit
hours. Prerequisites that provide an option to students for either credit or
noncredit shall be counted toward the program parameters. Prerequisite options
that are only offered for noncredit shall not be counted toward program length
parameters. A high school course prerequisite is permissible and shall not
count toward program length parameters, provided the prerequisite is
reasonable. A high school course prerequisite is reasonable if a community
college demonstrates that students entering the program predominantly meet the
requirement without prior college coursework.
c. Associate of applied science (AAS) and
associate of applied arts (AAA) programs that receive accreditation from
nationally recognized accrediting bodies may appeal maximum credit hour length
requirements to the department for consideration of a waiver. All AAS and AAA
degree programs over the 86 semester (129 quarter) credit hour maximum must
have approved program-length waivers pursuant to paragraph
Associate of professional studies pilot programs shall not be eligible for a
program-length waiver pursuant to paragraph
All credit certificate and diploma programs as defined in subrule 21.2(9) shall
not exceed 48 semester (72 quarter) credit hours.
f. Each course offered in the area of career
and technical education shall be taught in the shortest practical period of
time at a standard consistent with the quality and quantity of work needed to
prepare the student for successful employment in the occupation for which
instruction is being offered.
full-time student in career and technical education shall be defined as a
student enrolling in 12 or more semester credit hours or the equivalent in
career and technical education.
Curricula in full-time career and technical education programs shall ordinarily
be offered on the basis of student workload of 20 to 30 contact hours per
Waiver process. A college
may petition the department to suspend in whole or in part a program-length
requirement contained in paragraphs 21.2(13)"a"
as applied to a specific program on the basis of the
particular circumstances of that program.
Waivers shall be issued at the director's sole discretion. Waivers shall be
narrowly tailored and granted for a period no longer than two academic years,
after which reapplication is required. A waiver may be granted on a long-term
basis not to exceed ten years if issuing the waiver for a shorter period is not
(2) All petitions for
waiver must be submitted in writing to the department. A petition shall include
the following information: specific waiver request including scope and
duration, the relevant facts that the petitioner believes would justify a
waiver, a detailed statement of the impact on student achievement, any
information known regarding the department's treatment of similar cases, and
any additional information deemed relevant by the petitioner. The department
shall acknowledge a petition upon receipt.
(3) The department shall ensure that, within
30 calendar days, notice of pendency of the petition and a concise summary of
its contents have been provided to a committee consisting of the chief academic
officers of each community college. In addition, the department may give notice
to other persons.
(4) A committee
consisting of the chief academic officers of a majority of community colleges
shall review the waiver request and provide a recommendation to the department
regarding whether approval should be granted. Within 90 calendar days of
receiving the recommendation, the department shall review the petition and
issue a ruling. Failure of the department to grant or deny a petition within
the required time period shall be deemed a denial of that petition. If a waiver
is issued, the department shall provide a description of the precise scope and
operative period to all interested parties.
The faculty shall be organized in such a way as to promote communication among
administration, faculty and students and to encourage faculty participation in
the development of the curriculum, instructional procedures, general policies,
and such other matters as are appropriate.
Faculty salary allocation
Pursuant to the appropriation of funds from the state general
fund to the department for the purpose of supplementing community college
faculty salaries, the department follows the formula herein when distributing
such funds to community colleges.
purposes of this subrule, the following definitions apply.
(1) "Full-time faculty" means those
nonadministrative instructors, counselors, and librarians who are classified as
full-time employees as defined in the college's collective bargaining agreement
or written policy.
faculty" means those nonadministrative instructors, counselors, and librarians
who are employed less than full-time as defined in the college's collective
bargaining agreement and who are covered by the college's collective bargaining
agreement. For purposes of the definition of "eligible full-time equivalent
instructor," each part-time faculty person shall be counted as a fraction that
accurately reflects the person's percentage of employment by the college when
compared to a full-time faculty person.
(3) "Temporary/seasonal faculty" means those
nonadministrative instructors, counselors, and librarians who are employed,
full-time or part-time, by the college for short periods of time for specific
(4) "Adjunct faculty"
means those nonadministrative instructors, counselors, and librarians who are
employed without a continuing contract, whose teaching load does not exceed
one-half time for two full semesters or three full quarters per calendar
(5) "Eligible full-time
equivalent instructor" means the total of full-time faculty and part-time
faculty where each full-time faculty counts as one, and each part-time faculty
counts as a fraction that accurately reflects the person's percentage of
employment by the college when compared to a full-time faculty
appropriation shall be distributed to the community colleges based on their
proportional share of eligible full-time equivalent instructors.
c. Moneys distributed to each community
college pursuant to this subrule shall be rolled into the funding allocation
for all future years. The use of the funds shall remain as described herein for
all future years. The appropriation will be distributed to the community
colleges in equal monthly payments made on or about the fifteenth of each
d. Moneys appropriated and
distributed to community colleges pursuant to this subrule shall be used to
supplement and not supplant any approved faculty salary increases or negotiated
agreements, excluding the distribution of the funds herein. Eligible
expenditures for the moneys appropriated are for salary expenditures and the
required college contribution to FICA and IPERS or an alternative retirement
benefits system. These moneys shall then be considered as part of the
instructor's salary in future years.
e. Moneys distributed to a community college
pursuant to this subrule shall be allocated to all full-time faculty and shall
include part-time faculty covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The
moneys shall be allocated pursuant to any existing negotiated agreements
according to Iowa Code chapter 20. If no language exists to specify the method
of allocation, the moneys shall be allocated equally to all full-time faculty
with part-time faculty who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement
receiving a prorated share.
community college receiving funds distributed pursuant to this subrule shall
determine the amount to be paid to instructors in accordance with Iowa Code
subsection 4, and the amount determined to be paid to an individual instructor
shall be divided evenly and paid in each pay period of the fiscal year.
This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section