Funds for professional development are available for higher ed. institutions
Higher education institutions and consortiums of institutions may apply for grants aimed at providing professional development in developing systemic quality online courses and curriculum.
The $1.5 million in funds is available through the Governors Emergency Education Relief fund.
The competitive grants will be distributed on a reimbursement basis; recipients have until June 30, 2022, to claim reimbursements for eligible expenses.
Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate consortia-based systemic approaches on either a multi-institutional or statewide basis in at least one of the following areas:
- Promote best practices and strategies for effective online and remote instruction, which may include high school teachers qualified to teach concurrent enrollment coursework, non-credit and adult basic education instructors;
- Support and train students and families, which may include credit, non-credit, adult and nontraditional students, to be successful in virtual learning environments (advising, mentoring, tutoring, and other support and retention strategies); and/or,
- Develop, curate, and support the adoption of open educational resources.
Institutions that are eligible to apply are regionally accredited, undergraduate public and private not-for-profit colleges and universities eligible for Title IV funding and domiciled in Iowa.
For more information, contact Kelly Friesleben 515-868-2847 or Eric St Clair 515-326-0274.