DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Office of the Secretary

Statutory Authority: 14 Delaware Code, Section 122(d) (14 Del.C. §122(d))

14 DE Admin. Code 247

PROPOSED

Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)

247 Delaware Post Secondary Internship Program at The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars

A. Type of Regulatory Action Required

New Regulation

B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation

The Secretary of Education intends to adopt 14 DE Admin. Code 247 in order to define the terms and the procedures used for the operation of The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars internship program.

C. Impact Criteria

1. Will the new regulation help improve student achievement as measured against state achievement standards? The new regulation addresses the procedures used for the operation of an internship programs not student achievement as measured against state achievement standards.

2. Will the new regulation help ensure that all students receive an equitable education? The new regulation addresses the procedures used for the operation of an internship programs not equitable education issues.

3. Will the new regulation help to ensure that all students' health and safety are adequately protected? The new regulation addresses the procedures used for the operation of an internship programs not health and safety issues.

4. Will the new regulation help to ensure that all students' legal rights are respected? The new regulation addresses the procedures used for the operation of an internship programs not students' legal rights.

5. Will the new regulation preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision making at the local board and school level? The new regulation will preserve the necessary authority and flexibility of decision making at the universities involved in the program.

6. Will the new regulation place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates upon decision makers at the local board and school levels? The new regulation will not place unnecessary reporting or administrative requirements or mandates on the universities involved.

7. Will the decision making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated be placed in the same entity? The decision making authority and accountability for addressing the subject to be regulated will remain with the universities involved with the program.

8. Will the new regulation be consistent with and not an impediment to the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies? The new regulation will be consistent with and not an impediment to the implementation of other state educational policies, in particular to state educational policies addressing achievement in the core academic subjects of mathematics, science, language arts and social studies.

9. Is there a less burdensome method for addressing the purpose of the regulation? The legislature required the Department of Education to make regulations concerning this program.

10. What is the cost to the State and to the local school boards of compliance with the regulation? The state legislature will appropriate the funds needed for the internship program.

247 Delaware Post Secondary Internship Program at The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars

The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1975. Its mission is to utilize the resources of the nation's capitol to provide participatory learning experiences in order to enhance students' academic, civic and professional development. The Washington Center (TWC) seeks to promote future leadership for public, private and nonprofit sectors of our society. The purpose of this regulation is to define the terms and the procedures used for the operation of this internship program.

1.0 Definitions:

"Department" means the Delaware Department of Education

"Financial Aid Package" means the identification of all of the costs to the student to participate in the internship program and all sources of funding to meet those costs. Funding sources may include scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, loans, family contributions and contributions from the Student Intern.

"Grant" means funds that are applied against a student's cost of attending The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars program. These funds do not have to be reimbursed by the Student Intern.

"Student Intern(s)" means a matriculated student at Delaware State University or the University of Delaware who has been selected by his or her respective University to participate in The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars program and is placed in a full time internship for one semester at The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars.

"University" means the two universities participating in The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars program, Delaware State University and the University of Delaware.

2.0 Division of Funds

Funds appropriated to the Department for the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars shall be divided evenly between Delaware State University and the University of Delaware for the purpose of providing Grants to Student Interns at The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars. The maximum Grant for a Student Intern shall be a one time grant of $5,000 per student for one semester, provided further that grant amounts per student may change based on the appropriation made by the General Assembly to fund this program.

3.0 Each University shall be responsible for the following:

3.1 Identifying a University liaison to The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars;

3.2 Establishing a selection process for the applicants;

3.3 Identifying all sources of financial aid for the Student Interns; and

3.4 Arranging for each Student Intern to receive between 12 and 16 credits for a successful term spent at the Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars.

4.0 Submission of Financial Aid Packages

Each University shall submit Financial Aid Packages for up to eight (8) applicants listed in priority order to the Department's Student Assistance Program by July 1 of each year; provided further that the number of applicants may change based on the appropriation made by the General Assembly to fund this program.

4.1 The Department's Student Assistance Program staff shall review the Financial Aid Packages and forward the approved Financial Aid Packages to the appropriate University for their selection of the four Student Interns. The number of Student Interns that may be selected to participate in this internship shall be based on 2.0 and 4.0 of this regulation.

4.2 If either University selects fewer than their allotted number of Student Interns for the program, the unused funds at that University shall be made available to the other University in order to provide for additional internships.

5.0 Annual Reports Required

The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars shall provide annual reports to the Delaware Department of Education on the Student Intern program.

10 DE Reg. 779 (11/01/06)(Prop.)