All funds will be sent directly to the business office of each institution, and the institution will decide how the funds are distributed.
ICI member and public institutions in Indiana were eligible to submit proposals to offer courses. Campuses were encouraged to promote collaboration within departments for one submission; therefore, only one proposal per discipline from each campus was considered. Institutions could also collaborate with one another for joint proposals to submit 18 credit hour sequences per discipline. Institutions that have not received funding through the Indiana STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund for similar purposes (credentialing dual-credit teachers in STEM fields) were given priority consideration in order to avoid duplication of efforts and to serve a wider range and larger number of teachers.
Tuition, books, and materials for these courses are offered at no cost to teachers employed at public including charter schools in Indiana by utilizing funds available through the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund to pay colleges and universities for tuition, books and materials. Courses will be offered for a total of six semesters in Spring 2018, Summer I 2018, Summer II 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer I 2019.
Graduate course tuition payments will be paid at the conclusion of each course.
Books and Materials
All books, materials, lab fees, etc. will be paid to the college/university at the conclusion of each course.
University Administrative Service Fee
Upon the conclusion of each course, universities and colleges will be reimbursed $1,000 per course to offset administrative expenses.
Upon the conclusion of each course, a payment of $200 per course, per semester for a campus liaison will be provided to the college/university. Each campus must designate a campus liaison who will coordinate efforts and serve as the main point of contact for the institution’s STEM Teach III offerings.