Application and Fees

The success of your action plan begins with your team.

The National Summer Institute is a team event. Successful teams work together collaboratively and honor each other’s perspectives. Consider selecting a diverse team of individuals with a range of institutional perspectives. We recommend at least one faculty member, one student affairs professional, and one institutional leader. Past teams have included faculty, deans, provosts, associate and assistant provosts, faculty, librarians, department chairs, registrars, students, admission counselors, student affairs professionals, and advisors.  If you aren't sure who to include, we are happy to offer advice through a brief consultation.

Acceptance Process

The application is very simple.  We ask you for a brief description of your team's project and to tell us a little bit about the team you plan to bring.  Why?  It is important to us that the institute supports your work.  We use our nearly 30 year experience supporting campus-based change initiatives to determine if the summer institute will work for you.  On rare occasions, we come across a proposed project that is beyond our scope or a team that we feel might need more diverse perspectives.  When this happens, we will set up a consultation with the team lead to ensure the summer institute is appropriate for your goals.

Applications open in October 2022.

Want to learn more?

Complete a brief interest form to receive more information and schedule a risk-free consultation to discuss your team project.

Registration fees*

The fee for your team is determined by the date you submit your team's application.  (Fees will be published in October 2022)

  • Submit your team application by Feb 1 to lock-in the lowest rate
  • Applications received after June 1 will be assessed a $250/person fee

*Registration fees include the cost of the conference (including all sessions), lodging for four nights , and all but one meal.

Participants are responsible for travel costs.

Join the Collaborative!

Interested in getting a taste of what the summer institute might offer? Consider attending one of our Collaborative mini-workshops this year. To learn more, visit our Collaborative webpage.