Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.33 - Summer college credit program

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

(1) Program established. A summer college credit program is established to expand access for high school students to high-quality career and technical education experiences aligned with career pathways leading to postsecondary credentials and high-demand jobs. Programs approved under subrule 22.33(3) shall be offered during the summer term of an eligible postsecondary institution.
(2) Type of coursework offered. The following provisions apply to coursework delivered through an approved program under this rule.
a. Coursework eligible to be offered through an approved program under this rule shall be technical core coursework within and prerequisite coursework for a career and technical education program approved under 281-subrule 21.4(3).
b. The career and technical education program shall be aligned to in-demand occupations identified by the state workforce development board and community colleges pursuant to Iowa Code section 84A.1B(13A) as enacted by 2018 Iowa Acts, House File 2458.
c. Coursework delivered under this rule shall comply with the course requirements established under Iowa Code section 257.11(3). The course shall be ineligible for supplementary weighting under that section.
(3) Program proposals. The department shall establish an annual process for the submission and review of proposals for summer college credit programs. A postsecondary institution eligible to offer programming under Division IV of this chapter may submit program proposals to the department.
a. Minimum components. The proposal shall detail the following components.
(1) A program description, including the course or courses to be made available through the program; total number of credit hours; additional cocurricular experiences and activities including project-, problem-, and work-based learning opportunities; additional support services to be made available through the program; and any other pertinent program information.
(2) The total number of students that the program is capable of serving.
(3) The start date and duration of the program.
b. Enrollment threshold. The postsecondary institution will propose, and the department will approve, a minimum program enrollment threshold. Programs that surpass the minimum enrollment threshold shall be eligible for funding under paragraph 22.33(4)"b."
c. Review of proposals. The department shall establish a review process to evaluate all program proposals. In reviewing proposals, the department shall give priority consideration to program proposals that will ensure equitable geographic disbursement of approved programs. The department shall also give consideration to additional criteria including number of students served; alignment to in-demand occupations; the inclusion of extracurricular experiences with an emphasis on project-, problem-, and work-based learning opportunities; and the inclusion of provisions that address and remove barriers to participation for nontraditional students, underrepresented minority students, and low-income students.
d. Funding of proposals. A program proposal approved under this rule shall be funded under paragraph 22.33(4)"a" for the amount described under paragraph 22.33(3)"a."
(4) Disbursement of funds. Subject to the appropriation of funds, the department shall disburse funds to a postsecondary institution offering an approved program in the following manner. All funds received under this rule shall be used to support and sustain the approved program.
a. Base funding. The amount of funds reserved for base funding as specified in paragraph 22.33(4)"c" shall be distributed equally between approved programs.
b. Enrollment. Any funds not distributed under paragraph 22.33(4)"a" shall be distributed to postsecondary institutions offering an approved program with student enrollment greater than the minimum enrollment threshold.
(1) An approved program shall gather a count of students enrolled in the program on the third day following the start date of the program. The count of students enrolled in the program shall be submitted to the department in a manner prescribed by the department.
(2) Enrollment funding shall be calculated by the department for each program with enrollment greater than the minimum enrollment threshold. For purposes of this rule, the portion of enrollment funding to be received by a postsecondary institution offering an approved program shall be equal to the total student enrollment in the approved program divided by the total student enrollments statewide.
c. Subsequent years. In each of the subsequent three years following the implementation year, the portion of the allocation distributed based on enrollment shall increase by 10 percent each year until the minimum amount awarded based on enrollment is equal to 80 percent of the total allocation.
(5) Availability. A postsecondary institution offering an approved program shall enter into a contract with a school district interested in making the program available to eligible students of the school district. The program shall be made available to any eligible student from a participating school district. An institution offering programming to a student under this rule shall comply with the requirements of Division IV of this chapter.
a. Student eligibility. To participate in an approved program, a student shall comply with the criteria established under rule 281-22.2 (261E).
b. Teacher eligibility. A teacher assigned to provide instruction under this rule shall comply with the criteria established under rule 281-22.3 (261E) and be a community college-employed instructor.
c. Institutional eligibility. Institutions offering an approved program under this rule shall comply with the criteria established under rule 281-22.4(261E).

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.33
Adopted by IAB February 13, 2019/Volume XLI, Number 17, effective 3/20/2019 Amended by IAB December 16, 2020/Volume XLIII, Number 13, effective 1/20/2021 Amended by IAB August 25, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 4, effective 9/29/2021

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