Iowa Admin. Code r. 281-22.4 - Institutional eligibility, responsibilities
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021
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281—22.4(261E) Institutional eligibility, responsibilities.
22.4(1) Requirements of both school district and eligible postsecondary institution.
a. The institutions shall ensure that students, or in the case of minor students, parents or guardians, receive appropriate course orientation and information, including but not limited to a summary of applicable policies and procedures, the establishment of a permanent transcript, policies on dropping courses, a student handbook, information describing student responsibilities, and institutional procedures for academic credit transfer.
b. The institutions shall ensure that students have access to student support services, including but not limited to tutoring, counseling, advising, library, writing and math labs, and computer labs, and student activities, excluding postsecondary intercollegiate athletics. If a fee is charged to other students of the eligible postsecondary institution for any of the above services, that fee may also be charged to participating secondary students on the same basis as it is charged to postsecondary students.
c. The institutions shall ensure that students are properly enrolled in courses that will carry college credit.
d. The institutions shall ensure that teachers and students receive appropriate orientation and information about the institution’s expectations.
e. The institutions shall ensure that the courses provided achieve the same learning outcomes as similar courses offered in the subject area and are accepted as college-level work.
f. The institutions shall review the course on a regular basis for continuous improvement, shall follow up with students in order to use information gained from the students to improve course delivery and content, and shall share data on course progress and outcomes with the collaborative partners involved with the delivery of the programming and with the department, as needed.
g. The institutions shall not require a minimum or a maximum number of postsecondary credits to be earned by a high school student under this chapter. However, no student shall be enrolled as a full-time student in any one postsecondary institution.
h. The institutions shall not place restrictions on participation in senior year plus programming beyond that which is specified in statute or administrative rule.
i. The institutions shall provide the teacher or instructor appropriate orientation and training in secondary and postsecondary professional development related to curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, policy implementation, technology, and discipline issues.
j. The institutions shall provide the teacher or instructor adequate notification of an assignment to teach a course under this chapter, as well as adequate preparation time to ensure that the course is taught at the college level. The specifics of this paragraph shall be locally determined.
22.4(2) Requirements of school district or accredited nonpublic school only.
a. Except as provided under Iowa Code sections 257.11(3)“c,” 279.50A and 261E.8(2)“b,” the school district or accredited nonpublic school shall certify annually to the department, as an assurance in the district’s or accredited nonpublic school’s basic education data survey, that the course provided to a high school student for postsecondary credit in accordance with this chapter supplements, and does not supplant, a course provided by the school district or accredited nonpublic school in which the student is enrolled. For purposes of these rules, to comply with the “supplement, not supplant” requirement, the content of a course provided to a high school student for postsecondary credit shall not consist of substantially the same concepts and skills as the content of a course provided by the school district or accredited nonpublic school.
b. The school district or accredited nonpublic school shall ensure that the background investigation requirement of subrule 22.3(1) is satisfied. The school district or accredited nonpublic school shall pay for the background investigation but may charge the teacher or instructor a fee not to exceed the actual cost charged the school district or accredited nonpublic school for the background investigation conducted. If the teacher or instructor is employed by an eligible postsecondary institution, the school district or accredited nonpublic school shall pay for the background investigation but may request reimbursement of the actual cost to the eligible postsecondary institution.
22.4(3) Requirements of eligible postsecondary institution only.
a. All eligible postsecondary institutions providing programming under this chapter shall include the unique student identifier assigned to students while in the kindergarten through grade 12 system as a part of the institution’s student data management system.
(1)Eligible postsecondary institutions providing programming under this chapter shall cooperate with the department on data requests related to the programming.
(2)All eligible postsecondary institutions providing programming under this chapter shall collect data and report to the department on the proportion of females and minorities enrolled in science-, technology-, engineering-, and mathematics-oriented educational opportunities provided in accordance with this chapter.
b. The eligible postsecondary institution shall provide the teacher or instructor with ongoing communication and access to instructional resources and support, and shall encourage the teacher or instructor to participate in the postsecondary institution’s academic departmental activities.
[ARC 8187B, IAB 10/7/09, effective 11/11/09; ARC 4809C, IAB 12/18/19, effective 1/22/20]