Instructionally Related Activities (IRA)

The Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Committee invites submission of proposals for funding for the AY 2018-2019. 

Committee Membership

Chair (non-voting)
Amanda Theis, Provost’s Designee

Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)
Delfin Guillory, Vice President for Business & Finance’s Designee                           
Neisha Rhodes, President’s Designee

Faculty Representatives (voting)
Staci Scheiwiller, Art
Jarrett Kotrozo, Management, Operations and Marketing
Elvin Aleman, Chemistry

Student Representatives (voting)
Brandon Demers, ASI President
Michelle Nungaray, ASI Secretary
Allysa Gonzales, USU Chair
​Maria Marquez, ASI Vice President

Call for Proposals - 2018/2019

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Sample IRA Proposals

IRA Restrictions

Regarding facilities, buildings, equipment, roads, sidewalks, sewer and water systems, utility infrastructure, and grounds:

Stop iconIRA 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.

Stop iconIRA 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.

What are IRAs Examples?

Sports field iconIntercollegiate 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.

Film iconRadio, 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.

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

Publication iconPublications: 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.

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

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