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Funds for professional development are available for higher ed. institutions

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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.

Application for institutions.

For more information, contact Kelly Friesleben 515-868-2847 or Eric St Clair 515-326-0274.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 26, 2020 at 4:25pm.