Instructionally Related Activities
What is an IRA?
An instructionally Related Activity (IRA) is an "out-of-class experience" that provides enrichment to the student and others. Funding for all IRA-recognized programs/activities are provided through student fees. All IRA programs/activities are partially sponsored by an academic Dean or department and are "integrally related" to a formal instructional offering; however, enrollment in an academic course is not a necessary condition for participating in an IRA.
The IRA Advisory Committee reviews requests for initial recognition of new IRA programs and all requests for IRA funding. The requests for recognition and funding are initiated through students and faculty advisors via the program/activity coordinator, who submits the proposal. With advice from the College Student Councils, the Deans review requests and make recommendations. Final recognition and funding recommendations are submitted by the IRA Advisory Committee to the President for approval.
- List of Recognized IRA Programs
- Criteria for IRA Recognition
- Expenditure Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Historic Allocation of IRA Funds
- Jessica Carson, Administrative Analyst, Office of Academic Programs
- The IRA Advisory Committee (IRAAC)