What are Instructionally Related Activities?

Qualification Requirments

IRA Proposal Guidelines

IRA Examples

Intercollegiate athletics: Costs that are necessary for a basic competitive program, including equipment and supplies and scheduled travel, not provided by the state. Athletic grants should not be included.

Radio, television, and film: Costs related to the provision of basic “hands-on” experience not provided by the state. Purchase or rental of films as instructional aids shall not be included.

Music and Dance Performances: Costs to provide experience in individual and group performance, including recitals, before audiences and in settings sufficiently varied to familiarize students with the performance facet of the field.

Theatre and Musical Productions: Basic support of theatrical and operatic activities sufficient to permit experience not only in actual performance but in production, direction, set design and other elements considered a part of professional training in those fields.

Art Exhibits: Support for student art shows given in connection with degree programs.

Publications: The costs to support and operate basic publication programs including a periodic newspaper and other laboratory experience basic to journalism and literary training. Additional publications designed primarily to inform or entertain should not be included.

Forensics: Activities designed to provide experience in debate, public speaking, and related programs, including travel required for a competitive debate program.

Other Activities: Activities associated with other instructional areas that are consistent with the purposes included in the above may be added as they are identified.


IRA Restrictions

IRA Fees may not be used for activities related to a specific course. For information on establishing a course fee for these purposes, contact Delfin Guillory at guillory@csustan.edu.


IRA Fees may not be used for funding student travel to professional conferences. Such requests should be directed to the Office of Research and Sponsored programs for information on Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (SERSCA) eligibility.


IRA Fees may not be used for non-recurring maintenance/repair (NRMR): Work required to restore facilities, buildings, equipment, roads, sidewalks, sewer and water systems, utility infrastructure, and grounds to their original condition or to such condition that they can be effectively used for their intended purpose, ensuring ongoing operation of the campus.


IRA Fees may not be used for Capital Improvement Projects (CIMP): An activity which improves or alters an existing space or creates new space. New construction of facilities, buildings, equipment, roads, sidewalks, sewer and water systems, utility infrastructure, and grounds are all capital expenditures, as distinguished from maintenance/repair.