Join us in July 2022

National Summer Institute for Improving Undergraduate Education

July 11-14, 2022
Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

I hope you will consider bringing a team to the summer institute to work on a project or initiative that is important to your campus. A key principle of the institute is that we offer tailored supports - that means the institute is designed in response to your goals. When you commit to bringing a team, we select resource faculty that have the expertise you need to meet your goals.

The National Summer Institute for Improving Undergraduate Education is a team event.  You bring a team of invested people with knowledge about an issue that matters on your campus. The Washington Center will provide skillful coaching, a tested action-planning process, and thought-provoking opportunities to learn from well-known experts.

The institute offers your campus team the time and support they need to develop action plans for equity-focused initiatives.

Almost any initiative that has the goal of improving equitable outcomes for students is appropriate for the institute. Potential project areas include

  • Addressing equity gaps
  • Learning communities as a high-impact practice
  • Guided pathways implementation
  • Evidence-based teaching
  • Supporting the whole student through holistic and culturally-competent advising
  • Equity-minded professional development for faculty and staff
  • Learner-centered assessment and building a culture of evidence
  • Serving and supporting returning adult students

Submit a simple team application now to lock-in the most affordable rate.

The 2022 institute offers an opportunity to take stock and plan with intention for the future we know we need for students and our communities. It is an opportunity to REMEMBER the promise a college degree holds.  It is an opportunity to RENEW ourselves with a REFOCUS on the enduring principles that guide our work. It is an opportunity to REBUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

On the fence? Set up a no-risk consultation with me to discuss your project.

JuliA Metzker


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.