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
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
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.
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
(2) The total
number of students that the program is capable of serving.
(3) The start date and duration of the
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."
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
proposals. A program proposal approved under this rule shall be funded
under paragraph 22.33(4)"a" for the amount described under
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
funding. The amount of funds reserved for base funding as specified in
paragraph 22.33(4)"c" shall be distributed equally between
Any funds not distributed under paragraph
shall be distributed to postsecondary institutions
offering an approved program with student enrollment greater than the minimum
(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
(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.
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
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.
participate in an approved program, a student shall comply with the criteria
established under rule
teacher assigned to provide instruction under this rule shall comply with the
criteria established under rule
(261E) and be a
community college-employed instructor.
eligibility. Institutions offering an approved program under this rule
shall comply with the criteria established under rule 281-22.4(261E).
Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.33
February 13, 2019/Volume XLI, Number 17, effective
December 16, 2020/Volume XLIII, Number 13, effective
August 25, 2021/Volume XLIV, Number 4, effective