Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fee

One of the six Category II Fees mandatorily paid by all Humboldt students

Activities eligible for IRA funding are limited to those which:

  • Are discipline / departmentally-based and sponsored
  • Are integrally related to its formal instructional offerings
  • Are intensive, structured activities
  • Reflect active rather than passive student involvement
  • Are considered to be essential to a quality educational program and an
  • important instructional experience
  • Demonstrate skills derived from intensive coursework involvement

Evaluation Criteria used by the committee to determine funding allocations each spring:

  • Educational benefits of the program
  • Identification of student learning outcomes for participants
  • Benefits to student community
  • Number of students benefiting indirectly
  • Number of students participating
  • Overall cultural value to the University
  • Overall educational value to the University
  • Importance to the University as a whole
  • Ratio of past and current student participants to the program cost
  • Costs in comparison to comparable programs at Humboldt
  • Willingness to attempt to generate income to help support the activity
  • Appropriateness of IRA Fee support as opposed to General Fund support
  • Maximization of program revenue
  • Other sources of funding received by the program area
  • Innovation and new ideas
  • Continuity
  • Cost/benefit ratio