Location: 2014 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
The 2014 Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success will be held in the Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall at Vanderbilt University. Institute participants will reside in the nearby Carmichael Towers, named in honor of Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, Vanderbilt's third Chancellor. These air conditioned residence halls are comprised of four bedroom suites, with each suite including a private bathroom, a full kitchen, and a common lounge area.
Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 by Cornelius Vanderbilt to "strengthen the ties that should exist between all sections of our common country." The campus, the largest private employer in middle Tennessee, offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees. The total student population of 12,745 is 53 percent female and 47 percent male. Undergraduates include 6,727 full-time students and 69 part-time students, with 89 percent living on campus and 62 percent receiving some sort of financial aid.
Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt is a designated national arboretum, and the Peabody section of campus is a registered National Historic Landmark. June in Nashville promises endless opportunities for activities, whether you prefer music and art, outdoor cafes, parks, or cultural explorations.