Summer Institute


Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a week-long program, beginning at beginning at 9 am Monday, June 10th and ending by 3 pm on Friday, June 14th. Daily activities throughout the week begin at 9am and run until 5pm.  Lunch is provided.  Information about evening receptions/dinners will be sent with your acceptance.  The fee for the program is $13,000 for a team of four, and $3,000 for each additional member, up to a maximum of six total.  All sessions will take place on the campus of Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.

To maximize educational benefit from this program, participants should plan for the Institute to be their sole activity for the week. Some preparation in advance of the program will also be required.

Application, Admission and Accommodations

Attendance is limited and an application is required.  Applicants must apply in teams of four and describe a project (in the opportunity identification, planning, or execution stage) at their home institution.  The application may be found here.  The priority application deadline is March 15, 2019.  

Once acceptance into the course is confirmed, payment is due in full, and is non-refundable. The program fee includes all materials and sessions for the registered program, including lunches, coffee breaks, receptions, and program related dinners.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, hotel, and meals (except those listed above). However, since attendance is limited and an application is required, please do not purchase tickets until you receive confirmation of enrollment. Local lodging and transportation information may be found here.

KEEN scholarships

The Kern Family Foundation has agreed to subsidize the participation fee for three KEEN institution faculty teams, reimbursing $10,000 of the $13,000 fee for the 2019 Collaboratory Summer Institute.  The individuals on these teams would first participate in on-line pre-work.  The teams would also receive coaching from Olin faculty for the following year, with a focus on development, deployment, and assessment. The work performed by each team will be the subject of card on that emphasizes the process and case study of organizational/cultural change. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please check the appropriate box on the application form.

For More Information

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Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492