Join us!

24th Annual National Summer Institute for Improving Undergraduate Education

July 10-14, 2023
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

Set up a no-risk consultation with me to discuss your project, or Apply Now!

JuliA Metzker, Director

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.