Enhanced Instructionally Related Activities
EIRA supports activities that are essential to a quality educational program and provides important educational experiences for students enrolled at the University. These activities include the traditional IRA areas such as theatre and musical productions, student internships, publications, art exhibits and museums, but is more broadly defined to be more inclusive of disciplines and student academic activities across the campus. The previous $8 per quarter IRA fee that was allocated to Academic Affairs has been eliminated.
EIRA allocations are recommended by the A2E2 Advisory Committee which reviews EIRA proposals that are submitted by the colleges, library and other academic programs. The A2E2 Advisory Committee was charged with the task of more broadly defining what EIRA will fund including a particular focus on proposals that demonstrate how student retention and success, particularly for underrepresented students, will be increased and how progress will be assessed and reported.