To Apply: 2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment

The application deadline for the 2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment has passed. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 3, 2017.

Applications to the 2017 Institute on General Education and Assessment are due February 1, 2017. Each team applying to the Institute should develop a brief narrative (no more than 1,300 words) addressing the following components:

Need: What is your current general education model and what has motivated a desire for reform? Have assessment results prompted the review or do you need help creating an assessment plan? What work already has been accomplished and by whom? What resources or political issues are at play in the process? Has a unified vision of the planned reform emerged?

Goals: What high-priority tasks do you expect your team to work on during the Institute? (These should be the tasks that, if advanced substantially during the Institute, would lead your team and campus to judge your efforts a success.)

Team characteristics: In what ways do your team members reflect the range of concerns surrounding general education redesign on your campus? How do they reflect the diversity and the various interest groups on your campus?

Contributions: What do you believe your team can contribute to the Institute?

Fees: The registration fee for the Institute covers room, most meals, tuition, materials, and team consultations with the Institute faculty. Meals begin with an hors d'oeuvres reception on Wednesday, May 31, and continue through lunch on Saturday, June 3. 

  • $7,200 per five-member team from AAC&U member institutions
  • $8,200 per five-member team from AAC&U nonmember institutions 

Each additional team member is charged one-fifth of the five-member team fee.